Comprehensive Treatment for Car Accident Injuries and Post-Concussive Syndrome
Dr. Prill utilizes her expertise in naturopathic medicine, combined with her specialized knowledge in functional neurology, to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique concussion and associated symptoms.Start your care with Dr. Prill
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Dr. Prill embraces an integrative, brain-based methodology to harmonize mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Through the integration of natural medicine, clinical neuroscience, functional lab testing, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine, Dr. Prill offers a fast track to healing after brain injury, enabling you to refocus on what truly matters.
Balancing and integrating all aspects of your life is key.
Discover the interconnectedness of your health and how daily activities directly affect your brain and body. This comprehenisve approach connects the dots between physical, mental, and emotional well-being, fostering abundance, clarity, energy, and profound healing.
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Motor Vehicle Accident Case
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Dr. Kelly Prill brings extensive experience in working with patients diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome resulting from motor vehicle accidents.
Her unique approach is designed to support patients in achieving noticeable improvements in their condition. Through a comprehensive process that includes a detailed history, thorough intake, and comprehensive neurological examination, Dr. Prill provides personalized education on nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and neurological rehabilitation exercises. In addition, she incorporates treatments such as low-level laser therapy and craniosacral therapy to further enhance the healing process.
What is post-concussive syndrome?
Not all concussions are created equal. Postconcussive syndrome occurs when symptoms persist after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, brain health assessment is often overlooked or placed on a watch-and-wait plan, despite disruptions in specific brain areas that require reconnection. While most concussion symptoms resolve within two to four weeks, approximately 10-20% of individuals continue to experience symptoms, leading to silent suffering and dysfunction in daily activities. By working with Dr. Prill, you can establish a healing environment for your brain and achieve the best outcomes post-concussion. Factors influencing post-concussive syndrome include prior concussions, gender, systemic inflammation at the time of injury, menstrual cycle, effects on sleep, and stress levels, among others.
Post-concussion syndrome often manifests as silent suffering, leaving you feeling non-functional or unlike yourself. Clinical neuroscience and natural medicine offer a new perspective and support to regain your sense of self.
Common symptoms include:
Emotional: Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, loss of motivation, irrational behavior, impulsive behavior, spontaneous crying, and irritability.
Cognitive: Experiences of brain fog, difficulty focusing, memory loss, impaired judgment, decreased attention span, trouble organizing thoughts, and poor concentration.
Physical: Manifestations like headaches, dizziness, light and noise sensitivity, balance issues, gut issues, changes in menstruation, and dysautonomia.
Sleep: Sleep-related symptoms such as insomnia, excessive lethargy, and sleepiness.
Resources for Addressing Post-Concussive Syndrome
The Resources Used To Address This Condition
Clinical neuroscience focuses on the intricate connection between the brain, nervous system, and the body as a whole. It explores how the brain influences various aspects of health, including mood, cognition, balance, and sleep. A healthy and interconnected brain is able to adapt, respond and interpret the surrounding environment. By identifying areas of dysfunction in the brain and their relationship to your symptoms, clinical neuroscience provides valuable insights. Utilizing natural pathways, it aims to improve brain function, enhance stability, reduce neuroinflammation, alleviate pain, slow down aging, and minimize further injury.
Drawing on her background in naturopathic medicine and clinical neuroscience, Dr. Prill creates a personalized treatment plan specifically tailored to your concussion and associated symptoms. The process begins with a comprehensive history assessment and a thorough neurological examination. Additionally, you will receive education on nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and neurological rehabilitation exercises to be practiced both in-office and at home.
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The heart of natural medicine is to embrace whole health and discover the root cause of dysfunction and disease. Disease is simply disconnection. Natural medicine is not only a different way to approach health, it is a journey. A journey of who you are, where you’ve been, and most importantly, where you want to go, and who you want to be. It’s not about naming disease and looking for what’s wrong. It’s about honoring what is in alignment and upgrading into new ways of being. It is about allowing the innate ability of the body to heal. Natural Medicine is learning how to integrate energy and nature to root, release, remember and reconnect cultivating a beautiful life.
Natural medicine utilizes herbalism, nutrition, nature cure, physical medicine, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, and pharmacology with a systems-based approach to root cause healthcare.
Clinical neuroscience or functional neurology is a methodical and integrative approach to treating disease and dysfunction of the nervous system. The brain and nervous system work together as a whole, not individually. Your brain is the master control. Everything that happens in your body is controlled by your brain. Every process that occurs in your body impacts the brain. The power of clinical neuroscience utilizes this bidirectional communication highway to create change. Neuroplasticity is the nervous system’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between neurons throughout life. This is the mechanism by which functional neurology works. Neurological rehabilitation addresses eye movements, vestibular function, cognitive function, autonomic function, proprioception, reflex integration, balance and coordination function. The networks and specific areas of the brain are mapped out, and an individualized treatment plan is created.
Eye movements: Involved in every area of the brain to aid in vision and visual perception. They require proper position and movement to allow the eyes to focus and see the world.
Vestibular Function: The inner ear processes movement and communicates with the rest of the brain. The vestibular nuclei within the brainstem when balanced prevent dizziness and vertigo.
Cognitive Function: The ability to think and act is located within the frontal lobe. Imbalance can lead to brain fog, lack of endurance, anxiety and depression.
Autonomic Function: The autonomic nervous system is regulated by the hypothalamus and brainstem to allow mainly unconscious functions including heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate and pupillary response. Imbalance can lead to anxiety, gut issues, brain fog and fatigue.
Proprioception: Proprioception is the sense of movement and body position in space. This allows voluntary movements including posture, balance, and coordination.
Reflex Integration: Primitive reflexes allow survival and protection through early development and then these reflexes integrate. If reflexes are retained they impair proper brain development and growth leading to issues in cognition, emotional regulation and physical development.
Balance & Coordination: A highly integrated system to know where the head and body is in space. Vision, vestibular and proprioceptive function all communicate to provide balance and coordination of thought and movement.
Dr. Prill received her certificate in craniosacral therapy to offer a gentle approach to releasing stress, trauma and adhesions within the brain and body. Craniosacral therapy seeks to restore the natural rhythmic movement found between the bones of the skull. It does the same for the movements of the sacrum. Memories and emotions are held within the fascia and cerebrospinal fluid, and this gentle therapy offers supportive ways to move through emotions. It also aids the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid throughout the central nervous system. It often creates a relaxed and nourishing effect.
Laser and light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation and photoneuromodulation, is proven to be a safe and extremely effective modality to increase healing and recovery time for most ailments. Light therapy delivers energy to your cells so they can do their job more efficiently, whether it’s healing or producing neurotransmitters. Dr. Prill uses low-level laser therapy to guide innate healing, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to the areas most needed.
Energy and emotional health are at the root of physical ailments. In a culture that praises patriarchy and capitalism…mental, emotional and energetic health have been deeply impacted. Yet, conventional medicine continues to treat physical symptoms in isolation. Scientific research conveys that your last seven generations of ancestors’ experiences are imprinted in your DNA. Seven generations of ancestral wisdom passes on joy and trauma. Deep healing is needed, whether it is yours or your ancestors’. The great unlearn begins, and this inner work creates space for growth and expansion. This is a healing journey of courage and determination, so that you may leave the world a better place for the next seven generations. Dr. Prill is trauma-informed and uses coaching and counseling to help you discover what needs to be released, and what needs to be nourished in the mind, body and soul. Understand how trauma, attachment and ancestral healing affect daily lifestyle choices, behavior and overall health, and the collective impact.
You do not need to feel alone in your recovery!
Dr. Prill offers a safe and empathic space, providing collaborative support to help you put the pieces back together and navigate your recovery with understanding and validation.Schedule your appointment
- Immediate relief recommendations
- Nutrition and supplement support
- Customized dietary and lifestyle plan
- Neurological rehabilitation exercises and therapies
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Low-Level Laser Therapy
- Education on brain health and function
- Understand the interconnections between various aspects of your health
- Uncover the reasons behind your symptoms
- Gain clarity and vitality by learning the next steps in your healing journey.
- Renewed mental clarity, improved memory, and enhanced focus
- Relief from headache pain and brain fog
- Boost in energy levels and motivation
- Balanced and improved mood
- Understanding the messages your brain is sending
- Improved quality of sleep
- Enjoy peak performance and enhanced creativity
- Reclaim your sense of self
- Promote healthy digestion
- Reduced anxiety and stress levels
- Enhanced cognitive function and brain performance
- Improved balance and coordination
- Increased resilience and adaptability
- Greater emotional stability
- Enhanced immune function
- Improved hormonal balance
- Enhanced overall well-being and quality of life
The Healing Process
To receive care from Dr. Prill, you must be eligible to receive care and have money left on your claim, OR you must commit to a package.
Listen & Observe: During your initial visit, you will be seen and heard. Dr. Prill will conduct a comprehensive history and intake, followed by an extensive neurological examination to gain a deep understanding of your condition.
Context & Education:Gain insight into the underlying causes of your symptoms. Dr. Prill will provide context and education, helping you understand the how and why behind your experiences. You will receive a road map to wellness, along with a tailored treatment plan and a vision for your healing journey.
Revive & Heal: Embark on your personalized treatment plan, which may include neurological rehabilitation, low-level laser therapy, craniosacral therapy, and more. Follow-up visits will be scheduled regularly to monitor progress, make adjustments as needed, and reassess your unique brain healing journey.
Frequently asked questions
Please read our frequently asked questions to learn more about this service and whether Dr. Prill would be the appropriate fit for your case. If you have more questions, please reach out.Contact us
If you are a cash-pay client coming in to utilize Dr. Prill’s services to recover from a concussion please book the two-part appointment package. This package includes the first two visits along with a road map to healing your brain. After the two initial appointments, you and Dr. Prill will decide if the neurologic rehabilitation package is right for you.
- $750 for the first two visits, road map and treatment plan
- $1500 for 9 follow-up visits including neurological rehabilitation, nutrition, lifestyle and reassessment visits
- $2700 for the 18 follow-up visits for neurological rehabilitation, nutrition, lifestyle and reassessment visits.
The brain uses neural networks involving the eyes, inner ear and muscles and joints to know where you are in space. These neural networks are often damaged individually or collectively causing confusion in the brain leading to many of the symptoms associated with concussions. Each concussion is unique to each individual based on multiple health factors including prior concussions, gender, systemic inflammation at the time of injury, menstrual cycle, effects on sleep, and stress levels to name a few.
Through a comprehensive intake and examination, Dr. Prill evaluates the visual system, the vestibular system, and the proprioceptive systems to see where there is dysfunction in the brain. Combining this information with your nutrition, lifestyle and overall health allows for an integrative treatment plan to allow the brain to heal and recover.
Through the comprehensive intake and examination, a nutrition, lifestyle and neurological treatment plan is created to meet your individual needs for brain recovery.
Neurological rehabilitation includes multiple types of stimuli to activate the brain and neural networks such as electrical modalities, laser and light therapies, auditory and visual inputs, and tactile and proprioceptive therapies. Dr. Prill is trained to find dysfunction in the brain, and then find ways to stimulate these areas to regain function. Neurological rehabilitation takes into account the fragile health of the brain to find balance and to build endurance. Using a series of exercises and sensory inputs, Dr. Prill begins to help the brain remember through integrating the regions of the brain and training them to work together again, while creating a safe environment for the brain to heal.
Treatment can last from 3 months to 1 year depending on severity of concussion.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Postconcussive Syndrome:
Whiplash, migraine headaches, vestibular dysfunction, visual dysfunction, dizziness, vertigo, brain fog/cognitive fatigue, anxiety/mood changes, autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia and POTS)
BPPV, central and peripheral dizziness, vertigo, vestibular migraine
At this time, Dr. Prill does not work with children, as her expertise is with adult brains. Child brain health is still in development and needs more specialized attention and consideration.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. Understanding the steps to take and the insurance process is crucial to ensure you receive the necessary care. Regardless of fault, it is important to remember that you deserve treatment for your injuries.
When it comes to auto insurance claims related to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), they are commonly known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims. PIP coverage is typically included in car insurance policies, although it is possible to opt out for a lower premium. However, opting out of PIP coverage is strongly discouraged as it provides essential coverage for professional healthcare services.
Oregon Auto Insurance: What to Know
In Oregon, PIP coverage usually provides up to $15,000 for healthcare services, which must be utilized within 2 years of the accident. While this may seem like a substantial amount, it can be quickly depleted, especially considering expenses from hospital visits, emergency services, and multiple healthcare providers. Monitoring your PIP usage while receiving services is your responsibility to prevent unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. It is highly recommended to work with a lawyer who can guide you through this complex process effectively.
Following a car accident, it is crucial to seek legal representation. Attorneys typically work on a contingency basis, meaning they only receive payment once you settle your claim. Having a lawyer in place can provide invaluable guidance and support. Additionally, with legal representation, insurance adjusters are not allowed to contact you directly. Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company, and their main objective is to close your PIP claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Insurance companies often recommend Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) as part of the process to close your case. These exams involve evaluation by a doctor paid by the insurance company. It is important to be aware that these doctors may have a bias toward finding reasons to discontinue your care, as they primarily serve the interests of the insurance company. Even if you have remaining PIP coverage, an IME often signifies the end of PIP benefits. At that point, you may need to rely on your own private insurance or become a self-pay patient for further treatment. It’s important to note that our office does not bill any private insurance.
If your PIP coverage is exhausted, your lawyer may advise you to continue with care until you have fully recovered and are discharged. This may require a Doctor’s Lien, which is a signed agreement that defers payment to your healthcare provider until the claim is resolved through court proceedings. However, it’s important to note that Dr. Prill’s office does not accept Doctor’s Liens due to significant delays in receiving payment. In such cases, it becomes your responsibility to settle your bill and transition to a self-pay patient. You should discuss the financial aspects with your attorney, as reimbursement for these expenses may be included in your claim settlement.
Please keep in mind that the information provided here is for general guidance and should not be considered legal advice. It is advisable to consult with a qualified attorney regarding your specific circumstances.