What is a Chiropractic Neurologist?
A chiropractic neurologist is a doctor of chiropractic (or the equivalent) that has taken 300 post-doctoral hours of coursework in clinical neurology and passed rigorous examinations required for certification by a neurology credentialing body. These include the following:
- American Chiropractic Academy of Neurolgy (ACAN)
- American Chiropractic Neurology Board (ACNB)
- American Board of Chiropractic Neurology (ABCN)
- International Board of Chiropractic Neurology (IBCN)
- International College of Chiropractic Neurology (ICCN).
Neurologists board certified with these designations are called diplomates, since they hold a diploma from these credentialing bodies.
The chiropractic neurologist possesses special training in the field of neurology and uses this extra training for the benefit of their patients. Due to their extra training, they are more suited to manage complicated spine and pain syndromes than a primary care chiropractor. They use a variety of treatment modalities including the technique of spinal manipulation as well as other sensory-based modalities to bring about improvements in health.
Chiropractic neurologists do not prescribe medications although they may recommend special nutritional supplements as part of a treatment regimen. As with other doctors, the chiropractic neurologist will make referrals for testing or invasive treatment when indicated. Chiropractic neurologists collaborate with a wide range of healthcare professionals and researchers.