A Chiropractic Neurologist is a highly trained & qualified neurological specialist within the chiropractic field. Doctors complete a rigorous 3-year diplomate program beyond chiropractic college. They look for subtle changes in specific parts of the nervous system. A variety of highly effective natural treatment options are available to improve the health of these dysfunctional regions. Common conditions helped include: Head injuries, ADHD, chronic pain, vertigo, dystonias/movement disorders, disc herniations, & peripheral nerve entrapments.
Chiropractic Neurologists utilize a thorough neurologically based physical exam performed with a keen eye for subtle areas of poor function. The obvious, or hard signs, as well as the subtle, or soft signs, reveal a pattern of dysfunction that will help to understand the patient’s unique problem in very specific terms. Intervention is then customized to the unique needs of the patient and strives to normalize function in the nervous system.
This process of normalization invilves managing stimulation, or pre-synaptic drive, into specific areas of the central nervous system to improve integration of neurological signaling for the purpose of improving neuron (nerve/brain cell) health and neurological function. Functional improvements can be seen ranging from relatively focal specific areas to an entire hemisphere and even global neurologic function.
therapies utilized include a wide range of (somato-)sensory stimulation techniques such as articular joint mobilization, muscle stretch reflexes, balance (vestibular) stimulation using the reflexes involved in balance and motion, light, color, sound or various tactile stimuli, such as vibration, light touch and temperature as well as other techniques (for more info see our “TREATMENT” page)
The brain controls and regulates all body systems. Suboptimal brain function can cause or worsen hormonal problems, immune problems, digestive problems or problems traditionally associated with any other body system. It is also true that problems in these other systems can interfere with brain function, as the body is complex and all systems are intertwined.
Dr. Tom Gross is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist under the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.
He holds Post Doctoral Fellowhip in Functional Neurology from the American College of Functional Neurology as well as a Fellow of the American Board of Childhood Developmental Disorders.
He is Certified Nutrition Specialist under the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and has extensive training in Functional Health including Functional Endocrinology, Functional Immunology, Functional Laboratory Analysis and Green Health.