Chiropractic and Acupuncture: A Natural Approach to Treating Headaches

If you’re like most people, when you get a headache, your gut reaction is to find relief in the medicine cabinet. More specifically, you look for relief from a pill, the magic bullet that gets rid of pain.

Part of our job is to introduce you to treatments that you may not have previously considered. Both chiropractic and acupuncture are natural alternatives to treating headaches without the side effects of some over-the-counter or prescription medications.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

At-Home Mirror Tests to Assess Your Base Functional Level (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, we started with two basic tests you can do in front of the mirror to assess your ability to perform the most basic human functions – the toe touch and the squat. I do these and dozens of other tests every day in clinical practice to evaluate a person’s basic functional level before beginning a reconditioning and rehabilitation program.

To get started, go to a room in your home with a full-length mirror. Close the door and strip down to your underwear so you can do a self-assessment in front of the mirror. As I said in Part 1, if you recently had an injury or surgery, like knee or hip surgery, or you’re dealing with a chronic condition, please consult your physician before performing these tests.
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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

At-Home Mirror Tests to Assess Your Base Functional Level (Part 1)

Functional tests are common in physical medicine, sports chiropractic and rehabilitation. We use these tests to examine a person’s ability to perform the most basic human functions, like standing up without becoming wobbly. It also helps us determine the right exercise or rehabilitation program for an individual based on their level of flexibility, strength, balance and stability.

These are the most basic tests for beginners, so don’t be intimidated. This isn’t elite sports medicine where we put an athlete on a balance board, have them shut their eyes, and try to knock them off balance.

If you pass with flying colors, that’s great. We can move on to intermediate and advanced tests. If you can’t perform these tests, consider consulting someone in physical medicine and rehabilitation so you can begin a reconditioning program that will help you prevent physical pain in the future.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Why We’re Committed to Staying on Top of Advances in Pain Management

I recently announced that I’ve become certified in the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Without getting too deep into medical mumbo-jumbo, Cox Technic is an innovative, non-surgical approach for relieving spinal pain caused by disc degeneration, disc herniation and stenosis. It’s also used to treat other conditions that cause pain in the neck, upper and lower back, shoulders, arms and legs.

The great thing about Cox Technic is that it has been scrutinized in federally funded research projects. Published evidence shows Cox Technic flexion-distraction protocols have effectively relieved disc pressure and back pain caused by a number of conditions.

In other words, it’s not a theory. Cox Technic is the real deal – a well-respected, well-researched, gentle, safe and successful approach to pain relief.

I’ve also announced that my colleague, Dr. Kurt Hostnik, recently became a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (ACNB), distinguishing himself as a board-certified, chiropractic neurologist experienced in the successful treatment of a number of conditions, such as tinnitus, vertigo, inner ear imbalances and dizziness.

So what does this mean for you?

Well, we don’t share this news to brag about career achievements or direct your attention to fancy new certificates hanging on our office walls. We want you to know that we never rest on our laurels. We believe it’s our duty as healthcare professionals to constantly explore new and innovative ways to improve the quality of life for our patients.

No two human bodies are exactly the same. No two people have exactly the same lifestyle. As a result, no two approaches to pain relief should be exactly the same. That’s why we’re so committed to staying on top of the latest advances, news, research and trends in pain management – and sharing this knowledge with you.

There may be a certain kind of treatment that will work well for you, and that’s great. But if there’s a breakthrough treatment that we feel will work even better, we’re committed to finding it, learning it and offering it.

For us, “good enough” is never good enough. Exploring new ways to help you enjoy a better life isn’t just our job. It’s our obligation and our passion.

 

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.