Chiropractic and Functional Neurology Saratoga, CA

Meet with our board certified chiropractic neurologist to discuss your neurological diagnosis and rehabilitation

Your personalized program is designed to reduce symptoms:

  • Fewer Headaches
  • Reduced Migraines
  • Relief from Dizziness
  • Double/Blurred Vision reduction
  • Alleviate Tension
  • Improved Balance
  • Increased Coordination
  • Mental Clarity without drugs or surgery

Common conditions treated:

  • Concussions
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Unsteadiness/Imbalance
  • Dysautonomia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stroke
  • Tremors
Doctor helping his patient

Chiropractic Neurologists, or Functional Neurologists, are board certified in neurological rehabilitation and diagnosis

Common therapies include eye-motion therapies, coordination exercises, vestibular therapies, electrical nerve stimulation, balance training, and cognitive exercises; Most of which can be performed on your own!

Brain

Frequently Asked Questions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results in disrupted brain function caused by the stretching and damaging of brain cells. This damage occurs when the brain comes in contact with the inside of your skull. You do NOT need to hit your head, nor lose consciousness to sustain a concussion.

Most concussions will resolve symptomatically on their own within 2-4 weeks, but sometimes concussive symptoms can last months, or even years. When symptoms remain for longer than 1-2 months you may be diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS).

The most commonly injured areas of the brain are those that both regulate your vital signs, and coordinate the way your eyes, head, and neck move together. These brain regions analyze information coming from your eyes (ocular system), your inner ear (vestibular system), and your muscles/joints (proprioceptive system) to give you body awareness. When these areas are injured it can lead to symptoms like headache, dizziness, poor balance, brain fog, muscle tension/pain, light/sound sensitivity, eye strain, and more.

We aim to identify which brain cells are injured and carefully rehabilitate them so that they can get stronger. We also work to identify and treat any ocular (eye), vestibular (inner ear), or proprioceptive (muscle/joint) dysfunction that may be contributing to your symptoms. We accomplish this through consultation and assessment, teaching you at-home therapies, managing your nutrition/hormone balance, and guiding you to additional practitioners and services, if necessary.

With this multi-faceted approach we can help strengthen your brain and body to truly improve your post-concussive symptoms. Our non-invasive methods are designed to significantly reduce symptom frequency, intensity, and duration. Our primary goal is to help you live your ideal life, without symptoms!

Migraine is a genetic neurological condition that causes some brain cells to fatigue much easier than they are supposed to. When brain cells fatigue they can no longer appropriately do their job, which leads to symptoms. The most common migraine symptom is headache, but some never experience migraine-type headaches. Some migraine sufferers may only experience dizziness, nausea/vomiting, visual disturbances, numbness, weakness, light/sound/smell sensitivity, or fatigue. Oftentimes a migraine patient may experience a combination of these symptoms.

A classic migraine typically involves head pain, usually focused behind one or both eyes. A vestibular migraine typically leads to symptoms of dizziness or vertigo. An ocular migraine consists of various visual disturbances with or without head pain. A hemiplegic migraine brings on weakness and/or numbness along the face and/or body. All types of migraine may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. It is possible to live with more than one type of migraine. The type of symptoms experienced depend on which brain regions are prone to fatigue.

While migraine is a neurological issue, there are 4 primary triggers that will fatigue your brain and increase the likelihood of having a migraine. These triggers are nutritional stress, hormonal stress, musculoskeletal stress, and psychological stress.

Envision your “weak” brain region as a bucket. These stressors “fill up” your bucket. A migraine comes on when these stressors “overflow” your bucket. The goal of treatment is to both “empty out” your bucket, and make it “bigger” so that you can handle more stressors in everyday life, and decrease the likelihood of experiencing a migraine.

We aim to identify which brain cells are dysfunctional and carefully rehabilitate them so that they can get stronger. We also work to identify and treat any triggers that are contributing to your migraines. We accomplish this through consultation and assessment, teaching you at-home therapies, managing your nutrition/hormone balance, and guiding you to additional practitioners and services near your home that may also be beneficial for you, if necessary.

With this multi-faceted approach we can eliminate triggers AND strengthen your brain to truly improve your migraine symptoms. Our non-invasive methods are designed to significantly reduce migraine frequency, intensity, and duration. Our primary goal is to help you live your ideal life, without symptoms!

One of the brain’s most important functions is to have body awareness. There are three primary systems that your body utilizes to accurately maintain body awareness: your ocular system (eyes), your vestibular system (inner ear), and your proprioceptive system (muscles and joints).

Each of these systems are constantly sending information to the brain about where each body part is in 3D space. In order for the brain to have proper body awareness, all three of these systems must tell the brain the same message. If one of these systems begins to tell the brain a different message than the other systems the brain gets confused. This can lead to headache, chronic muscle tension, and of course, dizziness. Dizziness can manifest in many different ways. The type of dizziness you experience can help us determine which system is malfunctioning. Common types of dizziness include: spinning sensations, waving sensations, unsteadiness, clumsiness, double/blurry vision, lightheadedness, motion sickness, and nausea.

We aim to identify which systems are malfunctioning and rehabilitate them so that they can communicate appropriately with your brain. We accomplish this through consultation and assessment, teaching you at-home therapies, managing your nutrition/hormone balance, and guiding you to additional practitioners and services near your home that may also be beneficial for you, if necessary.

With this multi-faceted approach we can recalibrate your brain and truly improve your dizziness. Our non-invasive methods are designed to significantly reduce symptom frequency, intensity, and duration. Our primary goal is to help you live your ideal life, without symptoms!

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Patient Success Story of
Ivo P.

I've literally gone through hell with lower back pains for over 3 years. I’ve been through more than 12-15 chiropractors during this time, until I discovered Root Cause.

Dr. Dan is not only knowledgeable and very skillful, but he is also very patient and will go the extra mile to make sure he completely understands your issues and proceed with the treatment that is right for you. Best of all, unlike many of my previous chiropractors, he is good at explaining in simple old English what is wrong with you so you are fully aware of the problem and the path you must take to correct whatever the issue is.

I can't recommend Dr. Dan enough.

Patient Success Story of
Shawn A.

I contacted Root Cause for my severe headcases last Fall. I used to experience headaches four or five times a week. Before my visit to Root Cause, I had believed that migraine was the main cause of my time to time headaches.

However, after the first examination by Dr. Dan and his team, it turned out to be a tension headache. For the last 8 months, I have been under treatment and chiropractic therapy with Dr. Dan. He is a sharp and intelligent doctor who knows his job. He has been so passionate and helpful during this period.

Under his work, my headaches now occur less than twice a month.

Patient Success Story of
Erin B.

The entire staff was friendly and cared about my health and improvement. I suffered from 3 concussions and after my 4th concussion neurologists told me I would have to live with symptoms and that unfortunately there's nothing I can do to improve my brain.

Thankfully I found Root Cause. Dr. Dan created a plan and a program for me to get back to work and physical activity symptom free, improve the functional damage, and prevent future concussions. I'm thankful I was surrounded by a knowledgeable, caring group of people during such a scary and hopeless time.

I highly recommend Root Cause.

Physical and Neurological Assessment

To determine which areas of your brain are "weak", and build a treatment program to help build neuroplasticity and reduce your symptoms. Common therapies include eye-motion therapies, coordination exercises, vestibular therapies, repetitive peripheral somatosensory stimulation (RPSS), transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, balance training, or cognitive exercises. Physical exercise routines, musculoskeletal care (chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, etc.), and nutritional/hormonal treatment may also be recommended. The goal is to build a well-rounded care plan to give you the best chances at improvement, without drugs or surgery.

Chiropractic Neurology Brings Speciality Services

Your brain has the ability to adapt, learn, and strengthen itself. When the brain changes or learns, it is able to form new connections to best deal with any situation. These new connections, which often lead to stronger brain function, is known as "neuroplasticity". Functional Neurologists use the concepts of neuroplasticity to help your brain function better. They help determine which areas of your nervous system are dysfunctional, and build non-invasive rehabilitation plans to build neuroplasticity, and reduce your symptoms.

A typical examination will begin by obtaining a thorough history of your condition. The doctor will then assess many of your brain's functions. They may observe things like your balance, coordination, eye movements, vital signs, posture, and range of motion. They may palpate your muscles and joints, test your reflexes, your muscle strength, and your sensation. They may even test your cognitive function.

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