About the Mane Center
The Mane Center was founded in 1985 and has evolved with the significant advances in neurological and holistic sciences over the past 25 years. Neurology is the science of the nerves and nervous system especially of the diseases affecting them. The nervous system starts with the brain and includes the spinal cord, the nerves and receptors which are responsible for your sense of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, position sense and balance. The 90’s was the decade of the brain. During the 90’s significant research was done in understanding more about the brain, how it functions, how it develops and how it influences our overall health and well being. At The Mane Center, we have spent the past 25 years understanding the science and more importantly applying the science to achieve the best results for the health of our patients. Understanding and applying how the brain and nervous system works, how the nervous systems influences the body as well as what the nervous system needs from the body in order to stay healthy allows us to achieve results in patients with conditions from ADHD, learning disabilities, neuropathy, diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity, balance disorders, movement disorders and autism among others. We use the application of the science to optimize the overall health for our patients including to maintain health for longevity and quality of life.
The functional neurologist uses this knowledge of neuroscience in a non invasive (no drugs or surgery) way to formulate a treatment plan utilizing the science of neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change itself) that will typically include different exercises and stimulations to the nervous system in order to make brain changes in a positive way. He will also determine if there is any interference with the nervous systems need for fuel (oxygen and glucose) and activation as well as determine that there are not any negative systems such as the immune system or detoxification system that could affect the nervous system in a negative way. This may be as simple as screening patient with neuropathy for diabetes or screening a movement disorder patient for liver function to ensure that the cause of a movement disorder is not hepatoencephalopathy. Functional Neurology may be especially beneficial when the imaging studies are negative and yet the patient still has symptoms. Structural lesions such as tumors and strokes can be seen on MRI’s but functional lesion may not be (the wires are there but they are not transmitting signals appropriately. Medical Neurologist treat with medications while functional neurologist treat as mentioned above by using different stimulation to the brain including things such as lights, color, smells, vibration, different frequency sounds, and balance and coordination exercise. Neurosurgeons treat by doing surgery. Functional neurology is often preferred by patients as there are no side effects from medication or consequences from surgery. Many times Functional Neurologist will serve as a consultant to other physicians.
We are constantly upgrading our ability to “get the patient better.” After a thorough history and examination we use the appropriate combination of functional neurology, functional medicine, biomechanical correction, Spinal Decompression and Laser Therapy in order to achieve the optimum improvement in your health.
Dr. Mañé has additional sub-specialty training in childhood Neuro-behavioral disorders. We are one of the few offices in the country trained in Hemispheric Integration Therapy for the treatment of A.D.H.D. and Autism Spectrum Disorders (A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorders, OCD Obsessive Compulsive disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome and Autism.)
He has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, BAY News 9, as well as radio and print media. He was also featured on the autism documentary “Walking in the Dark; Finding the Light in Autism.
Dr. Mañé is also a D.A.N. (Defeat Autism Now) Doctor. D.A.N. protocols are also available through Dr. Mane for children on the Autism Spectrum who desire a biomedical approach.
Dr. Mañé has additional sub specialty training in electro-diagnostics, vestibular disorders (balance problems) and movement disorders (Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and Dystonia) allow him to evaluate and treat patients using aspects of functional neurology and biomechanics. He is also a pioneer in High Power Laser Therapy and has a unique approach to the treatment of these conditions.
About Dr. Nelson Mane, Founder and Director
Dr. Nelson Dr. Mañé is board certified in chiropractic orthopedics and neurology. He has subspecialty training in childhood neurobehavioral disorders, electro diagnostics, vestibular disorders (balance problems) as well as training in functional medicine. He is one of the most experienced doctors using high power laser therapy. He is a DAN! Doctor (Defeat Autism Now!) Patients seeking treatment at Mañé Center will discover they are receiving the highest quality of care, because of our knowledge, experience and genuine interest in your well being.
Dr. Mañé was born and raised in the state of New York. His parents are Cuban and Puerto Rican. He speaks both English and Spanish fluently. He attended Chiropractic school in St. Louis, Missouri. He is married and has two children. He has been in practice as a chiropractic physician in Florida since 1985. Dr. Mañé was one of eleven Chiropractors chosen by the American Chiropractic Association out of 60,000 to start the first chiropractic neurology specialty board. He is one of the few chiropractors in the country board certified in both chiropractic neurology and chiropractic orthopedics.
As in medicine and dentistry, there are specialists within the Chiropractic profession. Just as with other health professionals, doctors of chiropractic may choose to be a general practitioner or become specialists. Within the chiropractic profession, there are specialists in radiology, orthopedics, neurology, physical rehabilitation, sports medicine and internal disorders.
The training to become board certified in the various chiropractic sub-specialties is typically an additional two to three years of study after the doctor’s degree per specialty.
Our knowledge and expertise has led us to the development of a center consisting of state of the art care using the revolutionary technology. Dr. Mañé’s dual specialty in chiropractic orthopedics and neurology gives Dr. Mañé the knowledge to treat various neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.