Nels Nelsen DC , DIBCN
1006 East Ash St., Goldsboro, NC, 27530
Phone: 919-736-9222
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EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of North Carolina, License # 1895, 1992-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Georgia, License # 4767, 1991-1996
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia, 1991
Internship, Life Chiropractic College Clinics, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991 - 1990
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1989
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1989
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1990
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 1991
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 1990
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition in Life University, Marietta, Georgia, 1990

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that get translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of friction and acceleration in reconstructing an accident. The application of the critical documentation acquired from an accident site. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, event data recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquiries related to head restraints. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
Impairment Rating Certification, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocationa and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequella to trauma. Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonal shearing, diffuse axonal injury and concussion are detailed in etiology and clinically. Clinical presentation, advanced diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis. ], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, East Setauket, New York, 2014
MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
Department of Transportation Training, Physician training to perform the Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Examination for the upcoming National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards Texas Chiropractic College, Jacksonville, Florida, 2013
Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York, 2013
MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, North Carolina, 2013
MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the comorbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
Ophthalmoscope Examination Clinical Neurologic Examination Procedures, Pan-optic Ophthalmoscope in beside examination. Differential diagnostic examination indicators for central nervous system pathology in the traumatic and non-traumatic patient University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2012
Clinical Aspects of Spinal Cord Disease, Neuroanatomy and function of arterial and venous flow circulations. Emphasis on cerebrospinal flows and drainage with various neurological disorders. . University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2012
Electrodiagnosis, Classification of nerve injuries, demyelization, radiculopathies, and myopathies. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2010
Chiropractic Clinical Neurology, Brain stem and spinal cord anatomy with focus on relationship in clinical chiropractic practice between cerebellum, cerebral motor cortex and spinal cord neurodiagnostics imaging protocols. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2010
Chiropractic Clinical Neurology, Clinical rounds review and dissection of upper cervical spine with focus on vascular components and relationship between cervical adjustments and stroke. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, 2010
Auto Collision Injuries, Record keeping and documentation, low impact collisions and injury. Seatbelt shoulder strap induced injuries, headrests, air bag injuries. Center for Diagnostic Imaging , Orlando, Florida, 2005
Examination and Documentation of the Injured Patient in Motor Vehicle Accidents , Utilizing objective outcome assessments using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition National University of Health Sciences, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2004
Lumbar Spine Symposium, Differential diagnosis and assessment of lumbar disc syndromes. The National-Lincoln School of Postgraduate Education , Raleigh, North Carolina, 2000
Board Certified Diplomate, Chiropractic Neurologist, New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York, 1999
Advanced Imaging, MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors and resultant neurological compromise. Spinal cord and canal pathologies. North Carolina Chiropractic Association , Raleigh, North Carolina, 1998
Neurologic Considerations with Vertigo, Dizziness, Headache, and Facial Pain Syndromes, Differential diagnosis and assessment as well as clinical management in a chiropractic office. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1997
Electrodiagnosis Terminal Motor Latencies, Motor and sensory conduction velocities. Brainstem auditory evoked responses. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1997
Whiplash the Epidemic, Radiographic and advanced imaging, including CT and MRI for the traumatically injured patient. Electrodiagnostic testing and application in spinal injuries. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997
Neuro-Endocrinology, Assessment of neurological function in diabetics, thyroid and additional metabolic disorders. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1997
Diagnostic Imaging, Principles of neuroradiology with clinical rotations utilizing, CT, MRI, MRA, angiography and PET scanning. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Functional Capacity Determination Applied to Independent Medical Examinations, Disability evaluations applied to musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and/or disorders resulting from personal injury or work-related trauma. Disability Evaluation Program , Richmond, Virginia, 1996
The Peripheral Nervous System, Neuroanatomy and function with emphasis on primary myopathy. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Degenerative and Demyelinating Central Nervous System Disease, Neuropathology in the traumatic and non-traumatic patients with central nervous system disease. Clinical rotations with geriatric and pediatric population groups. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders, Functional aspects of neurological disease with emphasis on neuroanatomy. Clinical presentation of cases for differential diagnosis. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Central Nervous System Trauma, Differential diagnosis of the acutely injured patient. Neurological signs and symptoms with myelopathy. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Chiropractic Neurological Examination, Aspects of pain and spinal subluxation, sensory and cerebral motor cortex system considerations. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Central Nervous System Neoplasm and Spinal Canal Tumors, Congenital and developmental neurologic disease processes. New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, 1996
Neurology for the Non-Neurologist, Principles of neurologic intensive care for the traumatic and non-traumatic neurologic patient. Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2012 - Present
International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology, Board-Certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology, 1999 - Present
North Carolina Chiropractic Association, Member, 1993 - 2007
American Chiropractic Association, Member, 1993 - 1995

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorary Membership Kiwanis International, Kiwanis International, 2009