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Happy Friday !!!!!

After reading the past articles, I feel like I have everything the New Jersey Functional Neurology Center helps patients with.    I had no idea nor has any Dr in Reno, CA, Salt Lake City mentioned this center is available.  It’s amazing to me how ego’s set in and If they can’t cure you no one can.  I have not been to the Center but after reading the web page, and having a few short e mails with the DR, I feel like there is hope for all of us out there.  Dr Scopelliti  offers hope for all different area’s and I feel lucky to have found him.  Now he is stuck with me!   You can sign up for e mails at the bottom of the article, but I also will be sharing his information he has offered to help others out there  living the world of Invisible Illness’s.

www.dcneuro.net

Have a wonderful Friday !!!!

Kelly

The intent of this site is to help others through sharing information.  Kelly Helsel does not endorse or intend to mislead any readers as to the content of any articles or books on this site.

 

 

 

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New Jersey Functional Neurology Center with Dr Scopelliti

Brain Based Neurology

Brain Based Neurology

Treatment For Patients Suffering With Vertigo, Dizziness, Imbalance, Dystonia, Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, (TBI), ADD ADHD and other Neurologic and Neurobehavioral Disorders

Vertigo, although most commonly associated with inner ear disorders, has several causes including both vestibular, (inner ear), as well as central, (brain based).  Dizziness and dysequilibrium, (imbalance), are often seen as secondary effects of vertigo as well, associated with subtle changes in the brain, which we see in those afflicted with vertigo and dizziness.  Relief of vertigo symptoms depends on determining and eliminating the cause. Vertigo, dizziness and imbalance may be caused by a more serious condition that many health care providers can miss since they don’t treat neurologic and/or vestibular conditions on a day-to-day basis.  In the past, the standard medical treatment for symptoms of dizziness was the prescription of certain vestibular suppressant medications, such as Meclizine.  In the last ten years, the understanding of brain function has exploded.  The nineties have been referred to as “The Decade of the Brain.”  Brain based understanding as well as understanding of vestibular dysfunction, (vertigo and dizziness, presyncope, etc), has yielded extensive new therapies and treatments for resultant conditions, such as vertigo and dizziness, dystonia, as well as a multitude of behavioral disorders, such as attention deficit disorder, (ADD ADHD), dyslexia, etc.  It is now known that brain/vestibular dysfunction is is also intimately related to many conditions, including learning disabilities such as ADD ADHD, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety, scoliosis, movement disorders, including dystonia, Parkinson’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment, essential tremors, etc., and brain injury, (TBI, MTBI), as well as vertigo symptoms and symptoms of dizziness, disequilibrium and other disorders of imbalance, which predispose increased and premature fall risk associated with imbalance.

The resultant development of new protocols in diagnosis and treatment primarily of brain based disorders, such as vertigo and dizziness, dystonia, etc., continue to be developed today, and many focus on accepted understanding of central control mechanisms of the brain involved in movement, balance, and postural stability.  Our unique approach to treatment incorporates functional integrative neurological and neurodevelopmental rehabilitation. Dr. Scopelliti credits his success with these more exotic neurologic and neuro-otologic conditions to his in-depth diagnosis and conservative treatment protocols which diagnose the true cause of the patient’s symptoms, (like vertigo and dizziness), then treat properly to provide as much long term relief as possible.  Our brain based treatments provide brain fitness peak performance by exploiting concepts of neuroplasticity which were concluded to be possible in the 90’s.  Neuroplasticity is a concept of neuronal regrowth and replication, which for centuries has been thought to be impossible.  We now know that it is not only possible, but that it is in fact how the brain works.

Monmouth Functional Neurology Center Video

Functional Neurology on ABC News

This recent ABC News piece examines the myriad of successes which patients have found through FunctionalNeurology.

Hope Restored –  What is Functional Neurology

Out of State Patients

Because of the high level of specialization and success of our practice, we routinely see patients from out of town and from out of state suffering with untreated complex brain based disorders such as vertigo, dizziness, dysequilibrium, dystonia and traumatic brain injury, (TBI).  If you are coming to see us from out of state, you can find a local hotel to make arrangements at by keying in the phrase “hotels in Long Branch NJ” into Google map search box, or, your favorite mapping application.  You can find the local map of our office on our Directions page.  This will bring up several local hotels and their contact information.  We typically advocate spending the week as you will be seeing the doctor daily.  Please call our office for any assistance which you may need regarding a hotel stay or transportation.

The following are representative of the types of conditions for which we routinely see patients in our office:

“Learn To Live With it” or, “Your Problem Is In Your Head” Patients

This is the vast majority of our practice, comprised of patients who have been to specialist after specialist, had lots of tests, are not getting better, and are told simply to “Learn To Live With it”  or, “Your Problem Is In Your Head”.

Imbalance And Balance Disorders

Vertigo and Dizziness, Pre-syncope, Balance Loss or Dysequilibrium, Fall Risk.

Dystonia And Movement Disorders

Dystonia, Torticollis, Ballismus, Tremors, Parkinson’s.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, (MTBI), Post Concussive Syndrome, Seizure Disorder, any Closed Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries and other Accident Injuries.

Headaches

Migraine & Sick Headaches, Tension Headache, Post Traumatic Cephalgia, Cluster Headaches, Head & Face Pain, Vestibular Migraines.

Behavior Disorders Of Development, ADD ADHD

Child Neurobehavioral Disorders, Neurological Developmental Delay,  Tourette’s & Motor Tics, Learning, and Behavioral Disorders: ADD  ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; OCD,  Child Coordination Disorders, Child Postural Disorders including Scoliosis, Ocular Palsies such as Lazy Eye, etc.

Most Brain Based Disorders

Stroke, (CVA), Tinnitus, Panic disorder, Vasovagal Presyncope, Seizure Disorder, Pain, Pain Syndromes, Nerve Entrapment Syndromes of Arm & Legs, Sensory Processing Disorders, Communicative Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, Enuresis, etc.

Pain

Neck pain, mid and lower back pain, complicated with arm and/or leg pain, or, uncomplicated.

Patients Not Responding To A Care Plan

Patients who have been treating for one to two weeks and are not improving or are worsening.

Independent Evaluations Regarding Appropriateness Of Care

Patients who have been inadvertently cut off from care either by peer review or IME, which appears to be biased and not representative of the patients actual status.

Other Scenarios Such As Athletic Enhancement In Timing And Coordination

Our office is a fully established balance center focusing largely in the primary treatment of patients with vertigo, dizziness, dysequilibrium, (imbalance & fall risk), dystonia and ADD ADHD.

Use the navigation links on the right to seek out relevant content for vertigo and dizziness, dysequilibrium, imbalance and fall risk, dystonia, MTBI, headaches, and ADD ADHD.

Dr. Scopelliti is a Functional Neurologist in Monmouth County NJ.

 

 

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Formaldehyde and Neurodegenerative disease.

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015

Funeral directors may be at heightened risk of progressive neurodegenerative disease

Link with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may be formaldehyde in embalming fluid

Funeral directors, who prepare bodies for burial, may be at heightened risk of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short, as a result of the formaldehyde used in embalming fluid, suggests research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, was the subject of last year’s ice bucket challenge. It is progressive, causing muscle weakness, paralysis, and eventually respiratory failure and death. There is no cure for the condition, which is thought to affect 450,000 people worldwide.

Some environmental factors have been mooted as possibly increasing the risk of developing ALS, including formaldehyde.

The researchers therefore looked at the links between death from ALS and occupational exposure to formaldehyde, using the US National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS), involving almost 1.5 million adults.

When they were 25 or older, participants were asked about their current or most recent job. Their exposure to formaldehyde at work was estimated, using criteria developed by industrial hygienists at the National Cancer Institute.

The intensity (frequency and level) and probability (likelihood) of exposure to formaldehyde were calculated for each job and industry sector.

Men in jobs with a high probability of exposure to formaldehyde were around three times as likely to die of ALS as those who had not been exposed to this chemical at all.

But women with a high probability of exposure did not have an increased risk of ALS, possibly because too few had jobs that exposed them to high levels of formaldehyde, making it difficult to calculate risk level, say the researchers.

Men whose intensity and probability of exposure were rated as high were more than four times as likely to die of ALS as those with no exposure, although there were only two ALS deaths in this group.

All the 493 men with high intensity and probability of exposure to formaldehyde were funeral directors as were nearly all the women, none of whom died of ALS.

This gender discrepancy in death rates might be because women funeral directors in the US are more often involved in dealing with bereaved relatives than in embalming, which would limit their exposure to formaldehyde, suggest the researchers.

This is an observational study so no definitive conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect, and the authors caution that jobs involving a high level of exposure to formaldehyde are relatively rare, added to which funeral directors are exposed to other chemicals used in embalming as well as to bacteria, and prions.

But experimental research has linked formaldehyde to nerve damage, increased permeability of the energy powerhouses of cells–mitochondria–and harmful free radical production, all of which are implicated in ALS, they say.

The intent of this site is to help others through sharing information.  Kelly Helsel does not endorse or intend to mislead any readers as to the content of any articles or books on this site.

 

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