Patient Testimonial

“Our 11 year old son suffered 3 concussions in a 3 day time span. He was exhausted and was experiencing headaches and balance issues which affected his school work and extra-curricular activities. It was suggested that we seek out Dr. Brown for treatment. At that point I had done a lot of research on concussions and was very impressed with Dr. Brown’s knowledge and ability to help my son. In a matter of a few weeks he was able to engage in school and play with his friends. We had our son back.”
Mark Michaelson
Rossmoor, CA

Understanding Concussions

Dr. Julie Brown describes a Concussion.


What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Rapid movement causes brain tissue to change shape, which can stretch and damage brain cells. This damage also causes chemical and metabolic changes within the brain cells, making it more difficult for cells to function and communicate. Since the brain is the body’s control center, a concussion may result in a number of mental and/or physical problems.

Does this sound like you or a family member?

  • “I hit my head so long ago. So that can’t be the reason why I am feeling this way now.”
  • Have you been in a car accident or hit your head while playing a sport?
  • Did you have a head injury years ago, but you feel unsure that’s what caused your current health problems?
  • Is it difficult to remember names or what you had for dinner last night?
  • Were you told that since you did not “black out” you did not have a Concussion?
  • Have you been to other doctors who can’t find anything wrong, even though you don’t feel like yourself?
  • Are you experiencing difficulty dealing with family, work and personal relationships?
  • Do you lost interest in maintaining relationships outside your family?
  • Do simple tasks seem difficult now?

Head injuries that cause Concussions


Other ways a Concussions may happen

You don’t have to hit your head to get a Concussion. For example, if you were in a car accident and your body was jolted or you had whiplash – a Concussion can happen.

Did your child have a head injury and now they have headaches, mood changes, sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds?  Do you think that with time the symptoms will go away? Do you think their personality changes are just a growing phase? Maybe your child has been missing class due to a Concussion and getting behind in their school work. Maybe you are concerned about their future life after their Concussion.

These symptoms can appear immediately and last for a few days to weeks (in more serious cases months). Often it’s the symptoms that appear sometimes long after the Concussion that disrupt your life significantly. This may be due to underlying neurological changes that were overlooked after the head injury causing a Concussion.

You can still get answers no matter how long it’s been since you had a Concussion. Even if didn’t have a Concussion diagnosis in the past. It’s possible to get the help you need now and regain your quality of life. We can help answer your questions so you understand the problems you’re experiencing. Then after careful diagnosis, we will put together a Concussion rehabilitation program specialized just for you.

Common symptoms after a Concussion

Thinking / Memory

Emontional / Mood


Sleep Disturbance

Maybe you think there is no hope because you’ve tried everything. Maybe you don’t realize that you have been living with these symptoms because you don’t know what “normal” is anymore?  Have prior healthcare professionals told you “it is all in your head” so this is your new normal?

If this sounds familiar or you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may have Post-Concussion Syndrome. The solution you need is a more focused look at your nervous system which includes your brain. At Southern California Brain Center, you will find we are not just another office with a Concussion survey.

We utilize cutting edge equipment that measures the function of your eye movements, balance and coordination. This helps us specifically locate the origins of your problem so we can tailor specific therapies just for you. Every Concussion is different and every patient is different. You have an individual nervous system and chemistry that makes you unique. We understand this and we know therapy programs have to be customized for each patient.

Julie Brown DC, MS-ClinNeuroSci, DACNB, FABBIR

  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Masters in Clinical Neuroscience
  • Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board
  • Fellows of the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
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  • Concussion Diagnosis
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic Neurology
  • Autoimmune Disease Support
  • Nutrition & Lifestyle Planning

Julie Brown DC, MS-ClinNeuroSci, DACNB, FABBIR is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. Her education includes a Master’s of Science in Clinical Neuroscience. She has specialized training for concussion rehab and traumatic brain injuries from Dr. Ted Carrick D.C. of the Carrick Institute. During her 19 years of experience, Dr. Brown has increased her focus on concussion recovery, movement disorders, post concussive syndrome, vertigo, migraines, TMJ, and chronic pain. She develops a personalized therapy program for every patient by utilizing the most advanced equipment. Dr. Brown is dedicated to finding solutions that improve quality of life for patients suffering traumatic brain injuries.

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