What Does it Mean to Be Referred to a Functional Neurologist?

What Does it Mean to Be Referred to a Functional Neurologist?

Have you been referred to a functional neurologist? There are so many different doctors out there – primary care physicians, endocrinologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, Immunologists, neurologists, dermatologists, and others. The list can keep going.

Each doctor has their own role to play in your overall health and wellbeing. So, when one of your doctors refers you to a functional neurologist, what does that mean? What is a functional neurologist? And how can one help you?


There are many different conditions and symptoms that can be treated by a functional neurologist. And if you are experiencing any of them, there is a good chance that may be why you have received the referral.

Below is a list of the most common conditions/symptoms treated in functional neurology:


Some patients try a functional neurologist when medical doctors don’t seem to have the answer. See, many patients spend years trying to tackle a certain health issue and find themselves no further than where they started. It can be disheartening and make you feel helpless. Doctor after doctor and medication after medication combined with failed promises can lead to defeat.

A neurologist treats many disorders and conditions with medications. They rely on them to fix the issue at hand. But sometimes the medication does not work. Other times, the medication may work but the side effects are so unpleasant that the patient is left pondering: take the medication for the neurological condition and deal with the side effects? Or don’t take the medication and find relief from side effects?

Nobody should have to make a choice like this when it comes to their health.

In functional neurology, these conditions are diagnosed and managed without medicine or invasive surgical procedures. Instead, this doctor will focus on more natural, conservative methods of treatment that won’t leave you dealing with side effects. As a result, they are not masking the symptoms you are experiencing with pharmaceuticals, but rather getting to the root cause of the problem. After all, medication does not restore normal functions within the body.

With a therapeutic approach, your body will be encouraged to heal and find restoration so that you genuinely feel like the best version of yourself.

Find Healing with Functional Neurology

If you have been referred to a functional neurologist, Dr. Hansbrough is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist that can help you find natural healing. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact his office today at (772) 287-7701. Or, let’s talk about your personal health concerns during a free, 30-minute consultation. Schedule yours today!

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