What is Neurodegeneration?

Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. As research progresses, many similarities appear which relate these diseases to one another on a sub-cellular level. Discovering these similarities offers hope for therapeutic advances that could ameliorate many diseases simultaneously. There are many parallels between different neurodegenerative disorders including atypical protein assemblies as well as induced cell death.  Neurodegeneration can be found in many different levels of neuronal circuitry ranging from molecular to systemic.

What causes Neurodengeneration?

The number one cause of neurodegeneration is systemic inflammation.

How can the Florida Functional Neurology Group Help?

Dr. Frank has and continues to spend many hours studying and treating individuals with neurodegenerative disorders.  At the FFNG, we use brain-based therapies and rehabilitation to improve functional capacity to areas of low function within the body. Dr. Frank works within a network of chiropractic neurologists, chiropractors, functional neurologists, movement disorder specialists, orthopedic surgeons, etc. who work from various perspectives.