Welcome to Hometown Family Wellness Center
Helping our Patients Achieve Better Health and Performance through Chiropractic
We are located at 9 Broadway in beautiful Freehold, New Jersey.
At Hometown Family Wellness Center, Dr. Brokstein's goal as a chiropractor is to help patients get out of pain, and achieve better health and wellness. He has been providing excellent chiropractic care for years, and is continually driven to deliver the friendliest and most professional service available in the chiropractic field in Freehold, New Jersey.
Here at Hometown Family Wellness Center, we keep any waiting time to a minimum as we value our patients’ time. Also unlike other chiropractic offices that spend 1 to 2 minutes per treatment, we do a full body treatment, spending the needed time to adjust not only the spine, but extremities too. Our chiropractor visits include therapeutic stretching and adjustments as well. We also offer weight loss, nutritional counseling, full body nutritional cleansing, address adrenal dysfunction and offer biofeedback stress reduction therapy to address sensitivities.
Dr. Brokstein and our chiropractor staff look forward to meeting you and your family! And we are ready to help you get out of pain, and achieve greater health and wellness!
Freehold, NJ 07728, USA
Hear From Our Patients:
Natural Relief of Migraines and Neck Pain
5 Star Review - Hometown Family Wellness Center
Review: Are you looking for natural relief of migraines? Suffering with migraines affects many aspects of life. It's difficult to wake up each day, enjoy time with family or do normal activities of daily living from work, recreation and even sleep. Unfortunately many doctors just look at the head for the cause of the migraines. Most headaches originate from the neck. As a chiropractor, it's important to correct the cause to help patients suffering with migraines and other types of headaches. This is exactly the approach that our top rated chiropractor takes. Watch a patient tell about her experience: When we find the cause of your headaches, you have a better chance of getting the relief you deserve! You can wake up without the debilitating pain! You can enjoy life again! If the headaches aren't from the neck, we address other causes from possible food and environmental sensitivities, stress, hormonal imbalances and toxicity.
- Reviewed By: Helen R.,
- Reviewer Location: Pemberton, NJ,
- Review Date: May 13th, 2016
Neck AND Low Back Surgery Avoided!
5 Star Review - Hometown Family Wellness Center
Review: The following patient was told by a local hospital he needed neck and low back surgery. He was suffering with pain for around 3 years. After doing research online he found the highest rated chiropractor on google and drove 1.5 hours hoping for an answer. Find out how he finally got neck pain and back pain relief without dangerous surgery or medications: Surgery has under 50% success rate and extremely risky with chance of even paralysis. A successful neck or low back surgery is one that provides 1 to 5 years relief. After that they recommend further surgeries. Surgery compromises the structure of the spine. Other areas take more stress and start breaking down and degenerate. Pain medications, muscle relaxers and injections just mask symptoms. On top of that they have many serious side effects. If you do get relief from the pills, the underlying cause is still there. You get a false sense of security thinking you are better and might do activities that are making the problem worse. When the drugs wear off you most likely will feel worse. It is highly recommended to try more conservative treatments before surgery. Chiropractic has some of the highest success rates in treating both neck pan and back pain. At Hometown Family Wellness Center, your Freehold Chiropractor does a thorough evaluation to find the causes and imbalances leading to the problem.
- Reviewed By: Abdullah,
- Reviewer Location: Nutley, NJ,
- Review Date: March 19th, 2016
Low Back Pain and Digestion Relief
5 Star Review - Hometown Family Wellness Center
Review: The following patient was suffering with low back pain and digestion problems. He never made the correlation that they might be connected. He also didn't realize that a chiropractor might be able to help with the digestion. Our Freehold Chiropractor evaluated the patient and performed a special hiatal hernia adjustment as well as chiropractic care to provide back pain relief. Watch him tell his story: Chiropractic is about finding the cause of your symptoms. Dr. Russell Brokstein does a thorough evaluation including a computerized spinal test that shows where you have nerve and muscular imbalances. All functions of your body can be affected if there is interference to your nervous system. We remove that interference to allow your body to be healthy and function optimally again. If you or somebody you know suffers with back pain or indigestion, heartburn or hiatal hernias make sure to give our office a call at 732-780-0044.
- Reviewed By: Fernando,
- Reviewer Location: Perth Amboy, NJ,
- Review Date: March 5th, 2016
Will chiropractic help me?Only a consultation with Dr. Russell Brokstein could answer this question. Schedule a consultation today! If the consult and exam findings show chiropractic can help you, we will begin treatment. If Dr. Brokstein finds another specialist would better fit your condition, he will make a recommendation to you.
What can I expect on the first visit?Unlike other offices, we do not overbook. We value and respect your time, so we keep waiting to a minimum. To help expedite your first visit, you can go to our website www.chiropractorfreehold.com and click the Forms tab to print and fill them out before coming to the office. Make sure you bring a photo ID, your insurance card and a form of payment for what your insurance says is your responsibility or if you are a cash patient. Dr. Brokstein will then discuss your condition, then perform a state of the art computerized scan on your spine to show you where pressure is occurring on your nerves, and then do orthopedic evaluation to determine the cause of these imbalances. All patients will receive treatment during the first visit (if you agree to the treatment) so we can start providing you the pain relief you are looking for.
How long are visits?Your first visit will include a thorough examination. This visit will be around 45 minutes, as you will find it to be one of the most thorough evaluations you have experienced. Dr. Brokstein will take the time to find what is causing your pain and how treatment will correct it. Follow up treatment visits are about 15 minutes long. Most chiropractic visits at other doctors are just 2 to 4 minutes, but Dr. Brokstein takes the time to address the different causes. Using a combination of chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic stretching and if needed, different therapies, we are working to correct the imbalances leading to your condition. Dr. Brokstein also takes the time to show you home stretching to help expedite your recovery.
Do you take insurance?We take all insurances. Each insurance is different, but as long as there are chiropractic benefits, a portion of your visit will be paid based on what your insurance allowances are.
Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?There are many benefits for children to get adjusted. Children are extremely active, so they often fall or bump their bodies on furniture, walls, etc. Even being born is traumatic for a child! It often creates their first subluxation, since the spine of an infant is soft and underdeveloped. And as children grow, they learn to walk, which means falling, stumbling, tumbling, twisting, and various other injuries to the spine. This can cause a number of symptoms (including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort) but you are unlikely to hear about it or see signs of this until much later in life. Chiropractic treatment helps restore a balanced flow of energy and betters your child's performance and control of his body as he goes through different stages of development. Without subluxations, your child also has a lower risk of future health challenges. With regular chiropractic care, your child may also have a stronger immune system.
Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?Yes! Chiropractic care is completely safe for pregnant women and the baby as well. It is especially helpful to women who experience back pain while pregnant, yet are looking to avoid medications during that time. Many pregnant women find chiropractic adjustments to be very helpful to relieve low back pain and sciatica brought on by pregnancy. More than ever before, Ob-gyns are recommending that their patients see a chiropractor to help with pregnancy related aches and pains.
What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?Chiropractors like Dr. Brokstein are surprisingly well-educated! They complete a minimum of seven years of schooling in college. Dr. Brokstein has a 4 year Biology degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and also attended Life Chiropractic College for another 4 years. Medical school and chiropractic schooling are actually quite similar. However, Chiropractors do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. On the other hand, MDs cannot correct subluxations in the spine like chiropractors can - so there are definite differences in what they focus on in their schooling. Where doctors might have more preliminary testing before they can practice medicine, chiropractors never stop learning. They are always staying current with the latest research and techniques.