functional neurologyFunctional Neurology

Functional Neurology bridges evidence based brain injury treatments with traditional medicine. Neurological tests and therapies provide immediate, “real time feedback”. This feedback allows our neurologists to customize treatments to accelerate your recovery and eliminate the need for drugs and/or surgery. Even old brain injuries can be treated successfully this way, improving concentration, focus, short term memory, and clarity in thinking.

chiropractic care

Chiropractic Care

Gentle chiropractic adjustments and advanced spinal correction techniques are essential for successful recovery from concussion and whiplash. Due to advancements in this field, chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Patients will often feel taller, have improved balance, increased range of motion and a reduction in headaches, as well as joint and muscle pain intensity and frequency.

cranial sacral

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) provides a gentle, yet powerful approach that supports the body’s inner healing mechanisms. Using a light manual touch gently stimulates the craniosacral system to restore balance and flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This action releases blocks in connective and soft tissues that cause many of the concussive symptoms. After a session, patients often experience relief from headaches, decreased pain, profound relaxation and improved sleep.



Acupuncture balances the flow of qi or chi (CHEE) energy or life force believed to flow through pathways called meridians. Using specific points, hair-thin needles are painlessly inserted to improve your energy flow and re-balance your brain and body. These sessions will reduce headaches, neck and back pain and other pain related to your injuries facilitating deeper releases in the soft tissues.

corrective exercise

Self-Management Training

Our patients learn to perform special “neurologically integrated” exercises and self-management skills to re-establish nerve connections between the brain and body. In addition to improving neurological function and skeletal alignment, these corrective exercises performed at home will help improve the effectiveness of your care with us.

health and wellness coaching

Health and Wellness Coaching

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 our patients are unique, whole people. We use our expertise to help them recover from their injuries and move towards 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 our patients’ soft tissue injuries and gauge their level of recovery. Thermograms provide an excellent way to assess soft tissue injury and progress during recovery and is 100% safe, utilizes NO radiation, is painless and is FDA Certified.

massage therapy

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage increases the level of oxygen in the blood to aid in your recovery. Additionally, massage will improve circulation and flexibility, decrease muscle toxins, reduce pain and ease overall tension. Massage has 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, and profound relaxation.

brain & nutritional therapy

Brain Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy

Dietary options for concussion and whiplash recovery are based upon the latest scientific information, including a modified ketogenic brain recovery dietary and supplement program. This unique program reduces tissue inflammation and properly fuels your brain, accelerating your recovery from concussion and whiplash. Within days of starting your ketogenic program, patients often will experience decreased pain, increased energy, better sleep, improved thinking and renewed a sense of well-being.


Check out our reviews from our satisfied patients!

  • "I was in a vehicle that spun around 180 degrees and then rolled over three times before landing in the sagebrush along Interstate 80 in Wyoming, and I walked away from an incident that totalled my vehicle and the 30 foot Airstream I was hauling. I walked away with a neck, back (rib), and brain injury that I was unaware of: I was ALIVE. My physician referred me to a chiropractor, who also referred me to Dr. Nelson and his team. I have seen 12 doctors since the incident in Wyoming, but Dr. Nelson was the first and ONLY ONE to hand me a book with "help" inside: a book of God's Promises. He prayed with me, and I had HOPE for the first time since this incident that there was HOPE. His TEAM of professionals restored my mind. And my hope. I thank God for sending me to Dr. Nelson. His staff is a group of people who practice LOVE and HEALING. PRAISE GOD."
    Tina Brown
  • "If you have concussion symptoms, regardless of when the incident was, don't delay. Get an appointment ASAP. Dr Nelson and team are amazing."
    Brian Ottaway
  • "This is a wonderful clinic! Very professional, courteous and thorough. The staff is amazing. They go above and beyond. With their knowledge and treatment I feel like I have my life back. Thank you to The Concussion and Whiplash clinic!"
    Janine Bainter
  • "Dr. Nelson and staff are fantastic and helped with my fast road to recovery. Everything from chiropractic, massage therapy, and neurology all under one roof. They truly care about your body and mind wellness. I'd highly recommend them to anyone in need of concussion and whiplash care."
    Erin Clark
  • "Dr. Nelson is the first place we go when my kids get concussions and athletic injuries. Because of his excellent diagnosis and care, my three children have made full recoveries from concussions. In addition to a careful diagnosis where he can pinpoint the location of the lesion in the brain, he creates a treatment plan which hastens healing. We trust his perspective on when to return to school and athletics. Most of all, he really cares about his patients and is invested in their getting well as soon as possible."
    Krista Anderson Ross
  • "I suffered a brain injury from a serious automobile accident last August. Since that time I have been visiting Dr Nelson and Dr McCann on a regular basis, 2 to 3 times a week. They and the massage therapist's have done a great job of helping me through this injury and getting me back to some semblance of normal. I don't know where I would be through this healing process without their expertise. Kudos to the staff at concussion & whiplash clinic. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who needs medical treatment."
    Mark Miller

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