Our comprehensive, evidence-based approach allows us to measure your brain’s functional state, locate specific impairments, and create neurological exercise programs to remold its neurological function. The results can range from symptom resolution —physical changes in things like coordination, muscle tone, endurance, balance — to cognitive enhancements such as improvements in attention, memory, fogginess, spatial awareness, reaction time, learning, behavior, social interaction and more.
Who we can help
Traumatic / Acquired Brain Injury
Neuro-Degenerative Conditions (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia)
Dysautonomia / Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS)
Mood & Mental Health Disorders (Anxiety, Addiction, OCD, PTSD)
Sports and Athletic Performance
Developmental, Academic, Concentration and Attentional Disorders
Dizziness and Balance Disorders
Migraine / Headaches
What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity is based on the understanding that brain activity promotes brain reorganization. Neuroplasticity demonstrates that the brain can transform at any age and for a variety of different circumstances including brain optimization and development, trauma and injury, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration.
Neurological-Based Restoration Strategies
Neurological-based restoration strategies aim to manipulate the molecules, cells, and connections of networks of specific areas of the nervous system to retrain the brain and improve it’s efficiency.
We work with complicated neurological and other health conditions with a brain-based approach. We use cutting-edge diagnostics and laboratory testing to thoroughly assess the function of your nervous system, immune system, and other important facets of your health.
By looking at how brain function intersects with other systems in the body we can begin to unravel complex health conditions and understand how best to assist with your care.
Our process starts with a comprehensive history. To properly understand the complexities of your case, we need to uncover all of the factors and events in your past that brought you to this point. We follow this with an extremely thorough and detailed neurological examination.
We cannot cure neurological diseases, or change the ultimate outcome for someone with a degenerative condition. We treat people, not their diseases. Our care is not designed to fix incurable conditions. Rather, our care is designed to improve function in the parts of the nervous system that still work in order to promote the best possible quality of life for our patients.
When you develop a neurodegenerative disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or multiple sclerosis, some nerve cells are unfortunately lost, and some pathways in the nervous system are irreparably damaged. There is nothing we can do to change that. However, when you have such a condition, we can often find ways to influence the remaining working parts of the nervous system to make them work better. We strive to take the pathways that still are healthy and precisely stimulate and exercise them, in order to make them more efficient, increase their endurance, and improve your ability to function in the world.
Functional Neurology has helped individuals of all ages, especially those that have suffered concussions, migraines, dizziness and vertigo, chronic regional pain syndrome, ataxia, insomnia and others. Treatments commonly consist of a series of gentle nerve stimulation, hand-eye coordination exercises and body movements as well as specific head and eye exercises to help correct abnormal neurological exam findings and to improve performance.
When the findings begin to stabilize, or return towards normal, patients almost always begin feeling better. Functional Neurology is based on an extensive understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles that coordinate, move and balance the skeletal structure of our bodies.
Are you or a loved one a good candidate for our care?
We only accept individuals who are motivated to get better, and are ready and willing to put in the time and effort required to do so.
We thoroughly vet all candidates to determine if they are a good fit for the type of care provided at The BRAIN Center, starting with an in-depth consultation and examination. If we do not see sufficient evidence demonstrating that you are likely to respond the type of care provided at our facility, we don’t want to waste your time or ours. The goal then becomes to point you in the right direction to the best healthcare provider who can help you.
During this process we’ll find out how your condition occurred and is currently progressing, what therapies have and haven’t worked for you, and what your goals are. It is our goal to help you resume as normal a lifestyle as possible.
Dr. Joseph M. Little – Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Little is a Doctor of Chiropractic with extensive training in Functional Neurology and Functional Medicine. He is a graduate of Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. He has a passion for working with complex neurological, mental health, and metabolic issues as well as difficult short and long-term chronic pain syndromes.