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Delmarva Chiropractic P.C.

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1324 Belmont Avenue #102
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: 410-219-5155
Fax: 410-219-3579

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Functional Neurology

FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY OFFERS HOPE

Functional neurology is a field that endeavors to detect and correct neurological dysfunction through the most conservative and effective methods.

Functional Neurology has developed from basic neuroscience principles and an understanding of how the most recent scientific research can be applied to patient care. Through careful assessment, a Functional Neurologist can not only determine which areas of a person’s nervous system are weak, but also devise an appropriate treatment to improve the quality of how their nervous system functions. The man often credited with the origin of this premise is Dr. Ted Carrick, who has been researching and teaching this model since the mid-1970s.

Neuroplasticity Concept

A key concept in understanding this approach is “neuroplasticity”. Nerve connections in the brain are considered “plastic” because they can be shaped or modified by sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional experiences . Simply put, what you are exposed to can rewire your nervous system.

The basic unit of the nervous system is a nerve cell called a “neuron”. There exists over 100 billion neurons in the human body, each one having a specific function and connection to other neurons, forming extensive electro-chemical circuits and highways of communication.

While this system was once considered “fixed”, we now know that this vast collection of nerve cells is capable of remarkable change. For example, by repetitively firing a pathway from one neuron to another, we can expect an increase in the number of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) produced by the “talking” neuron as well as an increase in the number of receptors on the “listening” neuron (synaptic plasticity). Furthermore, a nerve cell can grow connections to new neurons (synaptogenesis) and can even extend to far reaching areas (neuronal migration). This is essentially how we learn a new skill and why “practice makes perfect”.

Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation of the Nervous System

In the developing brain, as well as in the adult, research has confirmed that we have the ability to create new neurons (neurogenesis), a process long considered impossible. It is now also known that if an area of the nervous system is damaged, not only is regeneration achievable, but other nerve cells can take over the function of the lost neurons (functional reorganization). For example, a person who has suffered a stroke of the language centers of the brain may still regain the ability to speak.

It is important to note that neuroplasticity can also develop negative consequences. If an area of the brain is not stimulated or if a neuronal pathway is not fired, neurotransmitters and receptors may diminish, connections between distant neurons may be withdrawn and nerve cells may eventually die. The saying, “use it or lose it”, is indeed, a neurological fact.

A basic premise of Functional Neurology is to support healthy plasticity of the nervous system through proper stimulation and fuel. Treatment is aimed at not only protecting the nervous system, but giving it the activation that it needs to thrive. We now know that even a nervous system that is functioning poorly can be rehabilitated, often with progressive and permanent success.

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Testimonial

I love the fact that the doctor's and their help continue to look for ways to help the patient. They are attentive and listen to details in order to achieve a goal of helping deal with pain. The exercises and treatments they offer are exactly what a person needs in order to recover from any pain.

- blandw / Salisbury, MD

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8:306:00
Tuesday8:306:00
Wednesday8:306:00
Thursday8:306:00
Friday8:0012:00
Saturday9:0011:00
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Chiropractor

Meet Dr. Daniel G.J. Lane Dr. Daniel Gerald Joseph Lane earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Logan University where he graduated with Honors. In addition, he completed an Advanced Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in Canada. Read More

Meet Dr. David R. Brown Dr. David R. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond, and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. He is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP).Read More

Dr. Kevin L. McKamey Dr. Kevin L. McKamey earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri in 2009 after completing a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. He completed residency programs at Logan's Montgomery Health Center, The St. Charles Health Center, the Logan Biofreeze Sports Rehabilitation Clinic. Read More

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