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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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.