How Carlos Got Back to Throwing Heat, and the Value of Integrated Therapy

Proodian healthcare Patient Success StoryI don’t claim to be a scout for a big league baseball team. But when I encounter a young man like Carlos, who at the time was 6-foot-6 and threw a baseball 90 miles per hour as a 17-year-old, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he could hear his name called at some point in a Major League Baseball draft.

Carlos came to Natural Healthcare Center in April of 2015 with pain in his hip and the lower right side of his back. Our integrated treatment plan included chiropractic care, physical therapy and sports nutrition counseling. The pain went away, but it would return when Carlos resumed the high level of activity that’s normal for serious athletes.

We sent Carlos to have an MRI, which revealed a herniated disc and a bulging disc. We dug deeper into our integrated toolshed of services and treated Carlos with the Cox Technic system of spinal decompression and pain management. We also continued with chiropractic care and nutrition, and focused his physical therapy on lumbar core stabilization.

Today, Carlos is fully rehabbed, training for his senior season, and throwing heat. Continue reading

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.