June 11, 2013
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Chiropractic neurology involves reactivating neural pathways in the brain by stimulating other parts of the body. Dr. Ted Carrick, D.C., PhD., President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology, is a pioneer in this specialty and has been featured on ABC’s “Nightline” for his work with traumatic brain injury patients.
Dr. Steven Kloster, D.C., former Chiropractic Director of Chiro One Wellness Center of Southlake studied under Dr. Carrick and explains that highly trained chiropractic neurologists work with conditions not commonly thought to be in the realm of chiropractic care such as ghost limbs, concussions and comas.
Training & Treatment
“Through adjustments and brain-stimulating therapies we can directly affect the nervous system,” Dr. Steven says. “The adjustment sends a message to your cerebellum which affects your balance, coordination and cognition. It continues to the brain which controls the functions of the body.”
Dr. Carrick created an institute in his name specifically geared toward chiropractic neurology training and development. After completing the rigorous education program, specialists can provide counsel and care for a wide variety of patients, including those in post-stroke rehabilitation and those with varied movement disorders and syndromes.
Science Finally Catching Up
But chiropractic neurology is nothing new. “It’s not that chiropractic is evolving, it’s that the tools to measure the benefits of chiropractic are improving,” explains Dr. Steven. “With the support of therapies, chiropractic adjustments improve communication in the central nervous system and allow people to function at their own 100 percent. That’s why you see conditions that modern medicine can’t explain or fix with drugs and surgeries respond positively under chiropractic care.”