Functional Neurology is the study of the inter-relationships of an individual neuronal systems within the context of their wider health. Using anatomical and embryological relationships the functional neurologist diagnoses dysfunctions within the systems and uses those relationships to effect change within the neuraxis. The basic principles involved in functional neurology is Neuroplasticity. Traditionally, neurology tends to look at disease of the nervous system as black-and-white with one side being optimal neurologic function and the other being neurological disease such as tumors, strokes etc. Functional Neurology looks at dysfunction of the nervous system as different shades of gray looking for subtle changes in the nervous system before they become distinct pathologies.You will often hear it said by functional neurologist that neurons need fuel and activation in order to thrive and survive. Fuel can be defined as oxygen, glucose and essential nutrients. Activation refers to stimulation of the nervous system which causes changes in the structure and metabolism of the nerve cell. More recently, Functional Neurology Practitioners are also involved with eliminating possible negative effects on neurons such as toxins, infectious agents and immune responses.
Related Journals of Functional Neurology
Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience, Insights in Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Insights in Clinical Neurology, Functional Neurology, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Romanian Journal of Neurology Revista Romana de Neurologie, Seminars in Neurology, Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, Surgical Neurology International, The Neuroscientist a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Behavioural Neurology, BMC Neurology, Brain, a journal of neurology, Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, Case Reports in Neurology, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Neurology and Neurosurgery, Chinese Journal of Neurology