Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe problems related to the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS serves as the control center for the brain to direct the “automatic” or unconscious, involuntary functions that maintain a stable environment in the body. This includes regulating blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, temperature control, hormone secretion, organ function, pupillary reflexes, and more.
Though Dysautonomia can be hereditary, it is most often acquired. Different forms of dysautonomia are common after brain injury, bacterial infection like Lyme Disease, viral illnesses such as COVID-19, or in association with autoimmune conditions. Regardless of where a patient’s dysautonomia stems from, it is essential to identify the root cause of the dysfunction within the central nervous system in order to provide the most appropriate treatments.
I am sorry that you have Dysautonomia. You are part of a big family. (Three million members in America alone.)
Our rehabilitation approach takes advantage of the central nervous system’s ability to be plastic, to change constructively over time. This allows us to improve brain function through non-invasive, non-pharmacological means.
Understand whether a patient’s ANS dysfunction is the primary issue, or if it is a secondary reaction caused by other underlying problems.
Help patients determine the underlying mechanism of their dysautonomia, using the latest in diagnostic technology to determine an individualized treatment approach to target it.
Work to rehabilitate the underlying dysfunction contributing to patients’ autonomic dysregulation.
“Before I came into Dr. Keiser’s office I was feeling sick all the time. I was experiencing nausea, fatigue, headaches, dizziness/light-headedness, and severe stomach pain. By the end of my week with Dr. Keiser I was eating more, sleeping better, and feeling better overall.”
Below is a video of a discussion with a patient that occurred after 2 days of immersive treatment. We are talking about how we can take information about eye movements and use it to recover from the post-concussive dysautonomic syndrome. If you are suffering from post-concussive symptoms or dysautonomia, you may relate.
At Nathan Keiser Chiropractic Neurology, we believe that with this individualized, functional approach, every patient can make improvements.
If you feel like you have already tried everything and are stuck, don't feel alone. Many of our best recovery stories start this way. Our team is dedicated to helping every patient achieve their goals.