Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 66

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion"

This consult is also a solicitation on my part. I always like discussing the obvious. Now, the real issue.


In order to meet my standards of clinical excellence (I have the same standards as the lawyers you will be working with), you have to be able to answer the following questions:


  1. What is the difference between brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury?


  1. Do you know how to brain map?


  1. What is a concussion?


  1. Is a concussion a brain injury, a mild traumatic brain injury or neither?


  1. What cognitive effects are from brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion?


  1. What imaging findings do concussions show?


  1. Is brain injury temporary or permanent?


  1. Is mild traumatic brain injury temporary or permanent?


  1. Is a concussion temporary or permanent?


  1. How do I manage a traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury and concussion patient?


  1. What imaging studies do I order for each?


These are all questions that you must know the answers to if you treat the trauma patient. In the early part of my career, I probable missed hundreds of post-concussion cases and should have referred them out. Should you know the answers? The next question is, “Do you have the credentials so that knowledge is admissible?”


On the Web site, under “Continuing Education,” the course: HEAD TRAUMA, BRAIN INJURY AND CONCUSSION. It is a 2 hour CE course, teaching all of the above, in webinar format, to be taken at your computer anytime, from anywhere. This course was reviewed by a neurologist and neurosurgeon, both experts in trauma, to assure accuracy. To take the course, either sign up online, e-mail or call me. I urge you to be the best-of-the-best in clinical excellence and be able to confirm that through your credentials…Mark


P.S. This course was created at the request of doctors nationally, as are all of the courses.

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