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Preventing and Treating Sports-Related Concussions

Dr. Russell Gore joins a new episode of Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center

The return of fall sports brings with it a return of a common sports risk—concussions. Russell Gore, M.D., medical director of the Complex Concussion Clinic at Shepherd Center, joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to discuss what causes a concussion, the risk factors for concussion in sports and how concussions are treated.

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“Any change in an acceleration that occurs in the head can cause the brain to slosh around a little bit, and someone can sustain a concussion,” Dr. Gore says.

Dr. Gore is the medical director of vestibular neurology and joined the medical staff of Shepherd Center in December 2015. As director of vestibular neurology at Shepherd Center, Dr. Gore cares for patients who have dizziness and balance challenges resulting from spinal cord or brain injury. Dr. Gore sees patients on an outpatient basis in Shepherd Center's Multi-Specialty Clinic and also does inpatient consultations. He is also the medical director of Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative and the director of the hospital's Complex Concussion Clinic.

Dr. Gore received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, after which he earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. After an internship at Emory, Dr. Gore served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force for eight years.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.