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Red Light and Near Infrared Therapy

Red Light and Near Infrared Therapy is one of the many modalities that can be used during treatment at CFNC. In order to create neuroplasticity your brain needs three things: Oxygen Fuel (glucose and ketones) Stimulation At CFNC, we surround every treatment plan with these things in mind. Red Light and Near Infrared Therapy helps…
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The Connection Between Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mitochondrial Health and Our Brain

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)  is one out of the many therapies we utilize at Carolina Functional Neurology Center. It can be used for a lot of reasons and the dosage of hyperbarics varies person by person. A question we receive often is how does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work? Why is it beneficial for me? HBOT…
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Are Chiropractic Adjustments Good For The Brain?

We often have patients tell us that they have seen a chiropractor before and that they would feel really good after the adjustment and then within a few hours or days their symptoms would come back. As functional neurologists, this is a big indicator that their brain needs more specific stimulation to address a dysfunction…
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Diet and Dysautonoima: The Importance of Blood Sugar Regulation

We receive a lot of questions from our dysautonomia warriors about what diet and foods are important to avoid and eat when you have a dysautonomia. In this blog post, we will be talking about blood sugar regulation and its role with your brain health and how that relates to dysautonomia.  Food = Fuel Everything…
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Case Study – POTS and SIBO

Introduction A 34-year-old female presented with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Her main complaints were dizziness and lightheadedness when standing up, especially in the mornings, bloating after meals, chronic fatigue and brain fog throughout the day. Examination  Examination revealed a right vestibular and right pontomedullary reticular dysfunction. Patient’s orthostatic…
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Why Should I Take Supplements?

“Should I be taking supplements?” “Why should I be taking them?” “Do I need to take supplements every day for the rest of my life?” “How do I know what supplement brands are best to take?” “There are so many different kinds of supplements, how do I know what I should be taking?” “How much…
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Case Study – Post-Concussion Syndrome

Introduction A 24-year-old male presented with memory difficulties and slurred speech following multiple concussions over the last 10-15 years.  Examination and Diagnosis History examination revealed decreased frontal lobe function, decrease in semantic memory and memory recall, and slight cognitive impairment.  Treatment Patient was put on a high dose of DHA and turmeric. In addition, the…
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Case Study: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Hashimoto’s Non-Thyroiditis

Introduction A 37 year-old  female presented with pre-syncope, fatigue, daily headaches, migraines, dizziness, visual disturbance, brain fog, chest pressure, sharp pain around the chest and insomnia. Symptoms began 2-3 weeks after a sinus infection and the use of  Zithromax and Prednisone. She reports a medical history of cat scratch fever, EBV, chronic fatigue syndrome for…
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Why Do We Run Blood Work?

New patient examinations at CFNC include both running blood work and a urinalysis. Oftentimes we get asked why we run blood work when we are looking at the brain and nervous system. This blog post will explain why! The brain and the entire nervous system are the master control center of our body. Our nervous…
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The Gut-Brain Axis : The Way to Your Brain is Through Your Gut

Our digestive system and our brain have an intimate relationship. The gastrointestinal system is a long tube that is made of multiple muscles and neuronal networks, and possesses its own exocrine and immune system. Our brain is similar in the sense that it is filled with neuronal networks and possesses its own immune system (glial…
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