Many patients ask the difference between medical neurology and functional neurology. Traditional medical neurology looks at the “black and white” of neurological disease; Do you have a tumor? Are you having a stroke? For these types of emergency issues, call a medical neurologist.
Functional Neurology explores the gray side of neurological problems, with focus on conditions relating to diminished function such as migraine, post concussion syndrome, dizziness and many others. Another major difference between medical neurology and functional neurology is that the therapies and applications of a functional neurologist do not include drugs or surgery, generally, making functional neurology a safer way to explore neurological health issues.