Neurology

Fairfield Family Health

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Lyme Disease Specialists located in Fairfield, CT

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS). At Fairfield Family Health in Fairfield, Connecticut, naturopathic doctors use integrative neurology to identify your risks and design a natural treatment plan. The treatments aim to slow the worsening of symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call Fairfield Family Health today or book an appointment online to see if you can benefit from neurology.

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a medical subspecialty that diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases affecting the brain and/or nervous system.

At Fairfield Family Health, the doctors practice integrative neurology. Instead of simply prescribing medication to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, they take a complementary approach to treatment. Often, that includes healthy lifestyle changes, preventive screenings, and at-home treatments that support the body’s natural healing process.

When should I see a neurologist?

Make an appointment today with the integrative neurologists at Fairfield Family Health if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Memory disturbances
  • Forgetfulness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Numbness and tingling sensations
  • Muscle weakness and cramps
  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Slowness in movement
  • Impaired gait (the way you walk)

You should also seek treatment if you experience balance problems like vertigo or feeling unsteady on your feet.

What diseases and disorders does neurology treat?

At Fairfield Family Health, the holistic neurologists diagnose and treat various diseases and disorders, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy

You might also benefit from neurology if you play contact sports like football and suffer a concussion.

What happens during a neurology visit?

At Fairfield Family Health, a neurology visit begins with reviewing your health records and discussing your symptoms. Your provider then completes a neurological exam, checking your coordination and balance, assessing your muscle strength, and testing your vision, hearing, and speech. Your provider also presses on your skin, checking your ability to feel the sensation.

Before making treatment recommendations, your provider also orders lab tests, including bloodwork, urinalysis, and fluid tests. They might also order genetic testing if they suspect you have an inherited disorder.

How are neurological problems treated?

At Fairfield Family Health, the doctors take a holistic and integrative approach to neurology treatment.

Whenever possible, they use healthy lifestyle changes, like eating an improved diet and taking nutritional supplements to complement your body’s natural healing process. If you experience mobility problems caused by a stroke or other brain injury, your provider might recommend physical or occupational therapy.

The team strives to develop natural treatments that slow the progress of the disease and improve the quality of life for you and your family.

Call Fairfield Family Health today or use the online booking feature to learn more about the benefits of integrative neurology.