Concussions Discussion (Part 3 of 3)

Hi, I’m Dr. Jared Nielsen. I’d like to talk to you about resources that you can have that I feel are very reliable. We’re talking about functional neurology, about post-traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions. These are some of the doctors that I’ve studied from, and I think that their information and content is very, very helpful.

The first doctor’s name that I’d like to reference is Dr. Carrick. Professor Carrick and the Carrick Institute of Neurology. The Carrick Institute you can find online readily. Professor Carrick is a phenomenal neurologist who has a research clinic in Atlanta, Georgia as well as Harvard.

His ability to pull information, extra information from a functional perspective of not just seeing where there’s a breakdown in brain output or neurologic output but understanding how that could potentially be corrected, when it’s not something associated with a permanent disease, like a tumor, that needs to be correct otherwise.

The next physician I’d like to talk to you about is Dr. David Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter you can find as a medical neurologist in Naples, Florida. Dr. Perlmutter has studied extensively brain demise, specifically neurodegenerative diseases — Parkinsonism, Alzheimer’s Disease, and dementia. His information can be found at brainrecovery.com.

Dr. Perlmutter’s information I’ve studied for years, because his approach is so practical and functional. One of my favorite researchers right now is Dr. Brandon Brock. Dr. Brock works with Professor Carrick. He has a clinic in Dallas, Texas. His ability to teach is phenomenal. He’s a great reference for concussion for information, for post-traumatic stress disorders, post-bomb blast injuries.

I highly recommend Dr. Brandon Brock as a resource of information to be able to understand what you may be dealing with and the applications for healing. The final resource that I’d talk about today is Professor Harch. Professor Harch, or Dr. Harch, is at LSU. He’s also a researching medical physician whose primary focus right now is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He has a book called “Oxygen Revolution.”

The Oxygen Revolution talks about many of his cases and case studies showing pre and post spec scans of the brain and the benefits of oxygenation immediately after an injury and even years. People who have had or sustained hypoxic injury to the brain or dive injuries from hypoxia to the brain, autism, as well as post-traumatic stress disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

Oxygen Revolution is the name of his book. A great reference, I believe, for anyone looking for additional information. What we’re finding is more and more professional athletes are using hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a means of rapid recovery. It’s also a great way to recover from altitude sickness.

If somebody’s visiting us here in Utah who’s coming from, say, Florida or California and they’ve come to ski, they may experience a drop in the oxygenation of their blood because of the altitude. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the greatest things that they can utilize for correcting altitude sickness.

I hope these help as references for you. Again, I’m Dr. Jared Nielsen. Please look up these physicians. I think their research is valuable and pertinent and worth your time. These are the references that we use for our clinical pearls as well as our clinical protocols to be able to help people who have sustained head injuries. Have a great day.

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