How a Chiropractic Neurologist Diagnoses and Treats Vertigo

vertigoIn a previous post, I discussed how chiropractic neurology treats the body according to how the nervous system is performing. Dr. Kurt Hostnik, a board certified chiropractic neurologist, is uniquely trained to diagnose various conditions through a functional neurology exam, and then develop a conservative treatment plan based on what that exam reveals.

Vertigo is one of many conditions that can be correctly identified and treated by a chiropractic neurologist.

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness, imbalance, lightheadedness or a spinning sensation in an otherwise stable environment.

There are two general types of vertigo. Central vertigo involves strokes, tumors, trauma and other conditions in the central nervous system. Peripheral vertigo is more common and primarily originates in the inner ear. Peripheral vertigo can be associated with tumors, trauma, infections, migraines and allergies.

Vertigo is typically a short-term problem, although one issue in the nervous system can lead to other issues. For example, a chronic issue on one side of your brain or body can create problems on the other side of your body or brain. 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.

How Beatrice Changed Her Life: A NHC Success Story

Proodian healthcare Patient Success StoryLast week, I told you about Denise, who suffered from pain and swelling in her ankles and struggled with her weight for more than 40 years before coming to see us at Natural Healthcare Center.

By committing herself to a wellness program designed by Dr. Coetzee and myself, Denise changed her life. She no longer experiences pain or swelling in her ankles, and her weight is under control, which has reduced her chance of stroke, heart attack and type II diabetes. Denise is happier and more confident than ever.

As we continue to wind down 2013, the year of the family, I’d like to share another Natural Healthcare Center success story from Dr. Kurt Hostnik, our Clinical Director and board-certified chiropractic neurologist, experienced in successfully treating conditions like tinnitus, vertigo, inner ear imbalances and dizziness.

Chiropractic neurology, also called functional neurology, is the study of the nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and nerves – from a physiologic perspective. A medical neurologist will commonly prescribe medication to treat symptoms of a nervous system disorder. On the other hand, a chiropractic neurologist will typically prescribe therapy, based on knowledge of how the brain impacts joint and muscular disorders, to restore or improve function that has been affected by a nervous system disorder.

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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.