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Functional Neurology


Functional Neurology is a science-based diagnostic and treatment technology that builds a bridge between traditional medical methods and what we now know about effective brain injury treatment.

Recovery from Concussion / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Whiplash is often slowed by nerve interference, which is essentially a disruption in the communication between the brain and the body.

"Physicians can significantly improve patient outcomes when concussion/ traumatic brain injury (TBI) is suspected or diagnosed by implementing early management and appropriate referral."

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The functional neurologist utilize the most current knowledge about how the brain and nervous system function to identify where nerve disruption is occurring. They offer treatment methods that eliminate the interference, without drugs or surgery. Recovery from concussion and whiplash is possible now, even if your accident occurred years before.

Functional Neurology methods provide immediate “real time feedback” from your brain and body to the functional neurologist. This biological feedback allows the functional neurologist to design customized treatments for your specific symptoms and adjust them during each visit according to what your body needs to further its healing.

Dr. Lawrence Nelson is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist practicing functional neurology in addition to traditional chiropractic care. He will combine functional neurology and chiropractic treatments with “homework” personalized for your situation to facilitate your body’s innate healing systems, which will help you heal faster and more completely from concussion / traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whiplash.

DoctorShawn McCann MD

Dr. Shawn McCann is Board Certified in Family Medicine practicing since 1995. Dr. McCann's focus on brain trauma recovery, brain health and wellness brings the new Bredesen protocol for treatment of memory loss and mild cognitive impairment associated with concussion and early onset Alzheimer's.


Lawrence Nelson DC, DACNB

Dr. Lawrence Nelson is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist practicing in Portland, Oregon since 1981. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of concussion, brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, memory loss and other brain based problems. Dr. Nelson uses functional neurology methods in addition to traditional chiropractic care, accelerating recovery and moving patients toward optimal brain health and longevity.

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