MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, AUTOIMMUNITY, GLUTEN SENSITIVITY, INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISORDERS
Current research indicates that the Nervous System, Immune System, and even the Endocrine (Hormonal) systems don’t operate independently of each other but rather, are intimately connected in their function and effect on each other. So what does this mean? It means that immune conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, etc. are affected by the Nervous system and have effects on the human Nervous System. It means that problems with the Brain and Nervous System might have effects on Immunological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis including making an individual predisposed to the disease itself. The interactions between these systems are much too complex to encompass here, but the implications are that all of these systems should be assessed together when inflammatory conditions are suspected. Functional Neurology is uniquely qualified to address the complexity of these NeuroInflammatory conditions. In cases of problems with Neuroinflammation, a skilled Functional Neurologist will perform a comprehensive history and examination in order to determine where within these systems problems might be that can create or make conditions worse. In addition, appropriate diagnostics such as blood analysis will be ordered when indicated to further the investigation. Based on this information, appropriate treatment measures can be developed for each individual that would give the best possible outcomes. In addition, any other factors that might be affecting these conditions such as diabetes, anemia, inflammation, etc. will be addressed as the neurological systems are dependent on an appropriately functioning biochemical system to operate properly.