Concussion and Whiplash Clinic offers highly effective, synergistic approaches to accelerate your recovery. Our patients are delighted to discover after just one visit you will can begin to:
Feel Better ~ Sleep Better ~ Think Better
Regardless of the complexity of your concussion and whiplash, our patients are relieved and grateful to experience freedom from their symptoms within a few weeks or months. Virtually gone are the pain, headache, difficulty in thinking clearly, fatigue, memory loss, brain fog, emotional upset, depression and anxiety, balance problems, sleeping challenges and other symptoms associated with their injury.
Have you recently been involved in an auto accident, had a sports injury or fall? Have any of the symptoms below? You might have a concussion.
Each person’s experience with concussion and/or whiplash is unique and may have other symptoms not listed above.
Without treatment, long term serious health concerns can develop.
To accelerate recovery from Concussion / Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI) and Whiplash by providing excellent care and education in:
Functional Neurology is a diagnostic and treatment technology that bridges traditional medicine and evidence based brain injury treatment. Functional Neurology methods provideimmediate “real time feedback” from your brain and body. This feedback allows the functional neurologist to customize treatments for your specific injuries and symptoms, eliminating the need for drugs or surgery. Even if your concussion occurred years before, recovery from any residual concussion symptoms is possible today.
Gentle chiropractic adjustments and advanced spinal correction techniques are a must for successful recovery from concussion and whiplash. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide their patients with the level of knowledge and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy, (CST), is a gentle, yet powerful, non-invasive method that supports the body’s inner healing mechanisms. Using a light manual touch, the CST therapist gently stimulates the craniosacral system to restore balance to the regular flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and releases blocks in connective and soft tissue that cause symptoms. After a session patients often experience relief from headaches, decreased pain, profound relaxation with improved sleep, concentration, short term memory, and clarity in thinking.
Our licensed acupuncturist provides an incredibly safe and effectivehealing tool to assist in recoveryfrom concussion and whiplash. Acupuncture is balancing the flow of qi or chi (CHEE) energy or life force believed to flow through pathways called meridians. Using specific points, hair-thin needles arepainlessly inserted to improve your energy flow and re-balance your brain and body. These sessions will reduceheadaches, neck and back pain and other pain related to your injury while facilitating deeper releases in the soft tissues.
Our patients learn to perform special “neurologically integrated” exercises and self-management skills to reestablish nerve connections between the brain and body. This strengthening of nerve connections often will reduce compensation that may be causing your pain and dysfunction. These corrective exercises performed at home will help improve the effectiveness of your care at the office. . In addition to improving neurological function and skeletal alignment, this “homework” allows you to positively influence your recovery progress and reduce your pain.
While many patients come to our clinic to address “post-concussion syndrome,” associated with concussion and whiplash, others come to address specific pain symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, back pain and other related conditions. While our health care providers will address each patient’s specific condition, we often find it helpful to “coach” our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. We recognize that each of our patients is a unique, whole person. We use our expertise to not only help them recover from their injuries, but also to move towards their optimal health and wellness.
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging ‘DITI’ (Thermography)is a noninvasive clinical imaging procedure that measures subtle thermal (heat) abnormalities in the body. These thermal measurements are used to detect and monitor disease and gauge the level of recovery from injury. These subtle physiologic changes associated with increased inflammation (heat) alert your doctor to changes in your soft tissue after a concussion and whiplash injury. Additionally, thermograms provide an excellent way to assess soft tissue injury and progress during recovery without the exposure to x-rays. Thermography is 100% safe, utilizes NO radiation, is painless and is FDA Certified.
Our licensed massage therapists balance brain and body with specific techniques tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Therapeutic massage will increase the level of oxygen in the blood, improve circulation and flexibility, decrease muscle toxins, reduce pain and ease overall tension. Massage has also been shown to decrease levels of the stress hormones, boost the immune system and improve the body’s biological feedback systems. After a session, patients often decreased pain, profound relaxation and a renewed a sense of well-being.
Dietary options for concussion and whiplashrecovery are based upon the latest scientific information including a modified ketogenic brain recovery supplement program. Ketone bodies are your body’s preferred source of energy and significantlyincrease the available energy to heal your brain and body. This unique program reduces tissue inflammation and properly fuels your brain, speeding your recovery from concussion and whiplash.
Dr. Shawn McCann believes restoration of your optimal health is best served with a functional approach to uncover the underlying reasons for your current health challenges. It is important to take the time to listen to all our patient’s health concerns. We will then look for and treat the cause(s), not just treat the symptoms with drugs as so often occurs in medicine. Dr. McCann received his medical degree in 1995 from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. After internship he went on to serve in the US Air Force Medical Corps for 3 ½ years. Upon completion of his commission he was honorably discharged, completed residency training in Family Medicine through the UC Davis network in Modesto, CA and went on to became Board Certified in Family Medicine. This was then followed by 2 more years of training in Palliative Medicine in San Diego, CA as a clinical/research fellow. Since completion of training Dr. McCann has worked in various primary care locations including North Carolina, Louisiana and Queensland Australia before settling in Portland OR in 2014. Additionally he is certified in the Bredesen Protocol. Along the way Dr. McCann has developed a strong appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual and the complexity of health and brain matters. It is his hope that he can pay forward his education and experiences to better the lives of our patients. Dr. McCann is excited to be a part of the Concussion & Whiplash team. Outside of the clinic Dr. McCann spends his time being a parent and enjoying the outdoors whenever possible.
Mehul Parekh DC DACNB is a Chiropractic Physician and a Board Certified Functional Neurologist. A graduate of Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Parekh specializes in helping patients with complex neurological conditions by implementing the latest receptor-based protocols. He specializes in post-concussion syndromes, movement disorders, dizziness and vertigo, and migraine headaches. Dr. Parekh also incorporates the latest clinical neurochemistry and neuroimmunology protocols in his efforts to help patients discover and treat foundational causes of illness. With over 15 years’ experience as a strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Parekh looks forward to blending his extensive background in exercise physiology with the innovative protocols of functional neurology. He utilizes the principles and protocols of brain-based rehabiliation to not only help patients recover from significant injury, but to optimize their everyday performance.
Dr. Lawrence Nelson is dedicated to helping his patients move toward optimal health. His mission is to, ‘increase the health and vitality of our patients by tailoring specific treatments and self-management strategies to meet your unique needs and goals’. Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist practicing in Portland, OR since 1981. He graduated in 1974 from the University of California, Berkeley before receiving his Doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College in 1981. Dr. Nelson is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash, concussion, brain injury, memory care and other brain based problems. He is proactive in the prevention of neurodegenerative disease and promoting brain health and longevity. Dr. Nelson is excited to be a part of the Concussion & Whiplash team. He is available for a complimentary phone consultation without obligation at (503) 855-4465. He can be reached by email at email@example.com. Additionally, he is also the Director of Nelson Chiropractic & Functional Neurology in Tigard, Oregon. http://www.nelsonchironeuro.com/ Outside of the clinic Dr. Nelson enjoys his wife, children, four grand boys, fishing, camping, golfing and hiking in the great Northwest.