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Dr. James Proodian
November 6, 2019

x-ray of spine

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 54 million American adults have arthritis, and the Arthritis Foundation expects this number to exceed 78 million by 2040. Although arthritis is most common in adults ages 65 and older, it isn’t just affecting the elderly. In fact, about 300,000 children and babies have […]

October 16, 2019

Tendonitis in elbow

In the previous blog post, I discussed the most common causes of tendonitis. Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that causes pain, tenderness, and mild swelling. Overuse and repetitive movements are often the culprit, whether those movements involve lifting objects overhead, throwing a baseball, swimming, playing golf, running, painting the ceiling, or yard work. Of […]

October 2, 2019

Man holding painful elbow Tendonitis

We sometimes use the suffix “itis” in a joking way to describe someone who has unusual tendencies, obsessions, or aversions. For example, someone who thinks computers are the answer to every problem might have computeritis. A manager who wants to have nonstop, pointless meetings could have a bad case of meetingitis. When it comes to […]

September 4, 2019

Bullying Isn’t Just a Psychological Thing. It’s a Health Thing.

Every time I read a story about bullying, I think of my five children. I think of my own experiences as a kid. And I think of the serious impact bullying can have on a child’s health. More than the absence of disease, health is the complete state of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual […]

August 21, 2019

Shoulder Pain

Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. Although the shoulder doesn’t support nearly as much weight or force as the hip, it’s still a complex structure of bone, muscle, and other soft tissue, all of which can contribute to shoulder pain, stiffness and weakness. The collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder blade (scapula) form the […]

July 17, 2019

Blood test nutrigenomics

Although nutrigenomic is a relatively new area of scientific study, we’ve already seen tremendous results at Natural Healthcare Center. In the simplest of terms, nutrigenomics tells us how food affects your metabolism and your genes, and how certain nutrients affect gene expression. This allows us to make truly personalized nutritional recommendations based on your genetic […]

July 3, 2019

Man deciding between medication and food

If you sprained your ankle, would you jump off a table 15 times in a row? Then why in the name of all that is reasonable would someone with inflammation continue to fill their body with inflammatory foods? I get that the pain you would feel by repeatedly jumping on a sprained ankle would be […]

May 22, 2019

Painful knee

Years ago, if you wanted relief from knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, you would get a prescription for medication, cortisone shots, or ointments. Of course, those treatments only mask the pain without fixing the problem. The next step typically would be surgery. In some cases, knee surgery is the only option, especially for severe cases […]

May 8, 2019

Causes for Knee Pain

Did you know there are two joints in the knee? Both connect to the femur (thigh bone), the longest bone in the body. One joint connects the femur with the tibia (shin bone), which is the second longest bone in the body. The other joint connects the femur to the patella (kneecap). These bones in […]

March 13, 2019

Operations Excellence

I was reading an article the other day about how Chic-fil-A is statistically the most polite quick-service/drive-thru restaurant chain. One of the main reasons for the distinction is that their employees are most likely to say “please” and “thank you” to drive-thru customers. Truth be told, I don’t spend much time in these establishments and […]

About Dr. Proodian

Dr. Proodian is passionate about helping people achieve better health through natural methods by combining nutrition, exercise physiology, and education with his Chiropractic care. He partners with his patients, providing a collaborative and accessible doctor-patient experience. He stands for consistency, focus, and loving his work.

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9 Leonardville Rd
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Sunday: Closed