Functional Neurology

At SWBPC, we utilize Functional Neurology to evaluate the compromised areas of a patient’s nervous system. Research has proven that regeneration of damaged areas of the nervous system is possible. This is incredibly valuable for patients who have sustained injuries such as strokes, concussions, and mild traumatic brain injuries. Functional Neurology is most effective for individuals who have been treated by traditional care but have not achieved clinical improvements.

The doctors at SWBPC utilize cognitive and physical activities, a host of diagnostic testing procedures, and a myriad of other therapies to create individualized treatment plans to create a positive change in the lives of our patients.

MRI Brain

Conditions We Treat

Brain Inflammation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Over half of all reported TBIs are the result of an auto accident, as trauma to the brain can occur when your head hits the steering wheel, headrest or windshield. A TBI may also occur during a “whiplash” event or even a percussive explosion, such as occurs in combat. If not properly diagnosed or treated, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may cause long term changes in many areas of your body and lifestyle.

TBI EVENTS WE SEE

CONCUSSION/POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME (PCS)

A concussion is a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) that occurs after a blow to the head. Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is a complex condition in which various symptoms last for several weeks to even months after the injury that caused the initial concussion. PCS is more common that people realize, and many individuals have been dealing with PCS unknowingly.

Symptoms of a concussion typically present within the first seven to 10 days after an individual hits their head, and can resolve within three months. However, if left untreated, they can persist for a year or more. Symptom of a concussion can include:

Cognitive

Brain fog, poor concentration, difficulty focusing, memory issues, and impaired judgement.

Physical

Light sensitivity, noise sensitivity and headaches.

Emotional

Depression, anxiety, irrational or impulsive behavior, and loss of motivation.

Sleep

Sleepiness, excessive lethargy and insomnia.

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DYSAUTONOMIA

Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions related to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). As the result of injury, the sympathetic (fight or flight) or parasympathetic (rest and digest) system can either be overly active or under active. The ANS is involved in the automatic control of essential functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, temperature, sweating and other functions that do not require our conscious control.

CONDITIONS WE SEE

Headache
Dizziness

VESTIBULAR DISORDERS

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling eye movement and balance. These types of disorders are the result of disease or injuries which have damaged these processing areas and can be worsened by environmental or genetic conditions. However, they can occur for unknown reasons.

CONDITIONS WE SEE

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PRIMITIVE REFLEX REMEDIATION

Primitive reflexes are automatic, involuntary movements necessary to a baby's survival in the first few weeks of life. These reflexes are quickly inhibited as higher centers of the brain develop and voluntary responses dominate. Primitive reflexes persisting beyond six to 12 months of life are considered abnormal. Children sometimes have a number of persistent primitive reflexes present with neuro-developmental disorders.

PRIMITIVE REFLEX REMEDIATIONS WE SEE

Baby Playing

What Our Patients Are Saying

I was a non-believer of chiropractic care, but with just one visit with Dr. Pendleton, after months of helpful Physical Therapy, I am a true convert. I physically and mentally perform better after an adjustment. It has relieved pain from stress and from minor sports injuries. I appreciated the sharing of alternative health remedies that address the heart of an on-going health issue, instead of going to a medical doctor to receive a drug prescription that addresses only the symptoms, and which always has adverse side effects, but I also appreciate when Dr. Pendleton recognizes the need for Western medical care.

Phyllis

I have been treated by this staff for over 20 years which should say something in itself. They are very professional and knowledgeable and have been able to correct my problem. I recommend them very highly.

Paul

Don’t let your symptoms hold you back.