Dr. Brad Gulla, D.C., Founder of The Concussion Place is widely recognized as an expert and an authority on concussion treatment and is referred to by many other doctors when they have patients who may need specialized care. Dr. Gulla is a Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and provides a wider range of treatment and more thorough neurological, nerve and muscle testing for concussion patients.
Dr. Brad Gulla, D.C. is widely recognized as an expert and an authority on the diagnosis and treatment for concussion and other types of TBI, (Traumatic Brain Injury). Dr. Gulla is not only a Chiropractor but also a Chiropractic Neurologist and he and the other doctors at The Concussion Place provide much more thorough testing and diagnosis that helps to identify brain dysfunction as well as nerve and muscle dysfunction. Although there are hundreds of doctors in the Colorado Springs and nearby areas, many of which are also Chiropractors, many of them refer their patients to Dr. Brad Gulla, D.C.
When other doctors have patients they are treating who have any type of problem that cannot be easily explained, they often refer the patient to Dr. Gulla. Some patients have been injured in a car accident or sports injury or some other way many years ago and are still struggling or having issues with pain or some other challenge such as trouble sleeping, keeping their balance or simply feeling that something is just not right. Often these doctors recognize something is seriously wrong with their patient that could be a result of a prior injury or possible concussion and will refer the patient to Dr. Gulla for a consultation.
There are numerous causes and symptoms of concussion and proper diagnosis is often missed in an initial doctor visit. Some of these symptoms may appear right away, while others may not be noticed for days or months after the injury, or until the person starts resuming their everyday life and more demands are placed upon them. Sometimes people do not recognize or admit that they are having problems. Others may not understand why they are having problems and what their problems really are, which can make them nervous and upset. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to sort out. Early on, problems may be missed by the person with the concussion, family members, or doctors.
Concussion Symptoms are often grouped into four categories.
There are Physical Symptoms such as headache, appetite decrease, appetite increase, balance problems, blurred vision, bumping into things, change in smell, change in taste, clumsiness, dizziness or lack of equilibrium, double vision, fatigue, feeling slowed down or heavy, headache, migraine, nausea, numbness & tingling, pressure in head, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, sensitivity to smell, slurred speech, vertigo, and vomiting.
There are Cognitive Symptoms,(thinking), such as answering questions slowly, behavior or personality changes, brain fog, confusion about recent events, difficulty communicating with others, difficulty in concentrating, difficulty with new information or conversations, diminished short term memory, feeling dazed or stunned, feeing like you’ve “lost time”, feeling “out of it”, feeling “spacey”, forgetfulness, lack of focus, lose track in conversations with others, mental fatigue, not thinking clearly, repeats questions, and word finding challenges.
There are Emotional Symptoms such as anger/rage, anxiety, decreased motivation, depression, difficulty in handling stress, difficulty with intimacy, difficulty with relationships, easily frustrated, irritability, being more emotional, nervousness, and sadness.
There are also Sleep Related Symptoms such as change in dreaming or nightmares, difficulty falling to sleep, difficulty staying asleep, drowsiness, or a need for excessive sleep. When most doctors notice their patients have some of these symptoms and they don’t treat the symptom or cause of it themselves, they will likely refer to another doctor who can help the patient. There are many types of specialists in health care and if these doctors believe their patient may have an issue related to a possible concussion, they will frequently refer the patient to Dr. Gulla. At The Concussion Place there are many services and options for treatment that are simply not available or not offered at other doctor’s offices which is also part of the reason so many other doctors would consider referring patients in need to Dr. Brad Gulla, D.C.
Among the many services offered are Concussion Baseline Testing for Contact Sports, Comprehensive Concussion Management (Functional Neurology Approach), Comprehensive Neurologic Examination & Concussion Diagnosis, Nutritional Counseling and Rest Management (time off of work or school), Therapy for Balance and Equilibrium, Computerized Posturography, Vision and Eye Tracking, HemiStim Therapy, Vibration Platform Therapy, EyeLight Therapy, Coordination and Strength, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, Case Management (coordination with other providers), Psychotherapy Services (treatment plans for anxiety, sleep, memory, organization, PTSD, etc.), Neuropsychotherapy Testing, Neurofeedback Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Psychotherapy, Functional Clinical Neurology, Neurologic Testing and Treatment of General Neurologic Disorders, Needle EMG/NCV Testing (nerve testing for weakness or numbness & tingling), Physical Therapy, Gait Training, Exercises to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, or flexibility, Neuromuscular reeducation of movement, Awesome Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling.
The Concussion Place offers services from a variety of skilled practitioners under one roof. The clinic is designed to treat concussive injury in a comprehensive manner, limiting the need for patients to present to multiple provider offices each week, saving valuable time, energy and medical expense.
For more information or to contact or refer to Dr. Brad Gulla, D.C. please call (719) 380-8055 or Visit the website at https://theconcussionplace.com/about-us/