Chiropractic Functional Neurology
A Revolutionary Approach to Natural Healing. Your brain is designed to grow and change as it develops and responds relative to your internal and external environments. Doctors who specialize in functional neurology assess the neurological condition of a patient and treat that patient using non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical therapies. It might be best described as “brain-based physical rehabilitation.” The functional neurological examination and assessment are similar to that of medical neurologists; however the treatment style is much different. Functional neurologists use specific one-sided stimulation and coupled chiropractic adjustments to rehabilitate brain-based neurological conditions.
Patients with both diseases and physiological problems can benefit from this approach. People seek functional neurologists for treatment of a variety of conditions, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyscalculia, strabismus, vertigo, motion sickness, dizziness, resting or intention tremors, Parkinson’s disease, and Parkinson syndromes. A functional neurologist’s goal is to integrate all of the brain’s sensory activities into an orderly system. Today, thanks in a great part to the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, chiropractic’s neurological foundation is stronger and more extensive than ever. The functional neurologist has a unique calling to both study and skill, and has developed a superior knowledge of neurology, the application of which is done without drugs or surgery. That standard enables them to better care for their patients and become referral sources for neurological diagnosis.
Dr Stuart Lakernick DC, NBCME is a chiropractic neurologist who has been in practice since 1992. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life College in Marietta GA in 1991 and then completed a 2 year post doctoral neurology class in 1996 at Logan college under the prestigious Dr. Fred Carrick. He has completed his advanced studies in the treatment of vestibular disorders from the Carrick institute of post doctoral studies.
He is currently the owner of Lakernick Health and Wellness and the Lakernick Brain center. He specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of various neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and peripheral neuropathies. He is also an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Rowan University as well as a medical examiner certified by the PA Dept of Transportation. Dr Lakernick is committed to helping patients obtain quality of life and relief of chronic ailments that traditional medicine has not be able to help.