11 Reasons Why Chiropractic Is for Children

From the day a child is born, he or she is subjected to many stressors that can affect their health.  Traditional medicine quickly prescribes drugs to kids which can compromise their health long term and have many side effects.  How would you like a more healthy, natural way of having a healthy kid? Lets go over 11 Reasons why chiropractic is for children in keeping them healthy:

1) Chiropractic Boosts Your Immune System

Research shows the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments for the immune system. Children are around many bacteria and viruses that can make them sick.  The stronger the immune system the healthier they will be at fighting illness.

Chiropractic is For Children

Chiropractic is For Children

In one study, production of interleukin-2 -induced immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M was significantly increased in cultures from subjects treated with spinal manipulation.  In other studies, inflammation factors are reduced after chiropractic adjustments.

2) Chiropractic Helps Ear Infections

Misalignments of the vertebra in the  neck put pressure on the nerves that regulate the ears but also on the Eustachian tubes that help drain the ears.  When the tubes are blocked, fluid builds up.  Bacteria thrive in fluid.  By removing the pressure, the tubes can naturally drain and remove the environment that the bacteria grow in.  Medical intervention includes anit-biotics that temporarily kill bacteria but it’s very common for the infections to come back because the fluid is still there.  A vicious cycle of multiple rounds of anti-biotics are prescribed.  Then eventually the doctors perform surgery to insert tubes to help drain the ears.  Both these procedures have major side effects of resistance to anti-biotics, decreased immune systems, digestive problems and even hearing loss.  Chiropractic is for children to remove the pressure naturally with gentle adjustments to the vertebra that are causing the problem.

Our Freehold chiropractor has helped dozens of children relieve ear infections naturally!  Watch one of our patients tell their story:

3) Chiropractic and Asthma Relief

Asthma and other respiratory conditions are experienced by more kids every year.  Studies are showing that chiropractic can help by removing the interference and allowing the lungs to function better.  One study of 36 children rated their quality of life substantially higher and their asthma severity substantially lower after 3 months of adjustments.

Our chiropractor in Freehold, Dr. Russell Brokstein, suffered with bronchial conditions from age 14 to 24.  During college years he would fight bronchitis every 6 to 8 weeks.  Doctors prescribed multiple inhalers, none of which provided any relief.  As a competitive soccer player it would become difficult, especially during colder weather, upon exertion.  At the age of 24, Dr. Russell started getting adjusted and hasn’t had one bought of the condition.

He also has a brother-in-law who suffered from severe asthma from the time he was born until 2 years old.  The medical doctors told his parents he would be in and out of the hospitals the rest of his life.  Fortunately they are big proponents of chiropractic and were going for monthly maintenance care.  Their chiropractor suggested bringing in their son and at that point he no longer suffered from asthma.

4) Chiropractic Relieves Colic

Colic is a condition where there are repeated bouts of excessive crying in a baby who is otherwise healthy.  This can be rather frustrating for parents.  A 2012 study of 104 infants with colic found that the parents reported a significant decrease in crying when treated with chiropractic.

5) Chiropractic Relief of Nocturnal Enuresis

This condition of bedwetting is difficult for children of any age.  A recent study of 33 consecutive patients found a 66.6% resolution of nocturnal enurisis who were under chiropractic care for a year.

6) Chiropractic Improves Posture

Stress and injuries to the spine cause loss of flexibility, mobility and stability.  Posture affects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to nervous system.  Chiropractic along with exercise can improve natural, healthy posture which improves function of the spine.

7) Chiropractic and ADHD

Rates of ADHD are skyrocketing and there are many guesses at the cause.  Many studies are showing the benefits of chiropractic treatment of children with ADHD and attention problems.  The ICPA has shared many of these studies which you can access:  click here

8) Chiropractic Reduces Stress

Yes, even children experience stress.  Stress can be from the birthing process when doctors pull on the babies head and neck, stress from school, sports, using technology like cell phones and even chemicals in food.  Stress increases cortisol levels which can interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease… The list goes on and on.  It can also increase risk for depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy.

A Japanese study found there are immediate positive effects on stress and cortisol levels following chiropractic care.  These patients also had reduced pain levels and improved quality of life.  Chiropractic is for children to help reduce stress!

9) Chiropractic Encourages Brain and Nerve Development

A baby’s nervous system controls all functions of the body from circulation, breathing, digestions, muscle movement and coordination, thinking, sensation and even playing.  Interference to the nerve system can seriously reduce function.  Chiropractic stimulates a child’s brain and nerve impulses creating a balance of health and well-being.

10) Chiropractic Is SAFE

Everybody knows how dangerous drugs and surgery is, yet more and more kids are pushed that way.  Why would you subject your children to all those risks that just mask the symptoms and cause side effects?

Chiropractic is safe for everybody including children!  Don’t you deserve a healthier child?  Don’t you want your child to be optimally healthy without drugs or surgery?

A 2012 study in the JMPT examined chiropractic care of children from birth to adolescence.  No serious side effects were seen in children in the 20,000 pediatric visits analyzed.

11) Birth is Traumatic to all Babies

Many adults go to a chiropractor when they hurt their back or neck.  Birth is traumatic to the baby’s head and neck.  In most instances the doctor is pulling on the baby causing misalignments of the cervical spine.  This trauma can lead to many health conditions and in some cases SIDS.  Dr. Christopher Kent wrote an article supporting chiropractic is for children:  Subluxation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

It just makes sense to have a baby adjusted at birth.  A 2013 study in the Journal of Attention Disorders found a higher incidence of ADHD symptoms in babies injured at birth.

Most people think chiropractic is for neck and back pain.  Even though it is highly successful for musculoskeletal conditions there is much more to chiropractic.  There is more research now than ever that regular chiropractic care is the best option at helping you and your family be healthy!  Chiropractic is more about health, wellness and having an optimally functioning body.  When you understand that your body is controlled by your nervous system and any interference will affect the functions of the entire body, you will understand that the only thing that removes the interference will help make you healthier naturally, without drugs or surgery.  Chiropractic helps remove the interference!  Chiropractic at birth can prevent long term consequences.

Studies are showing what millions of parents know: chiropractic is for children and family health!  Are you ready to experience why all these other families go to a chiropractor for health and wellness?

Eczema and Allergies in 6 Year Old Patient Helped by Chiropractor in Freehold, NJ Using Biofeedback Stress Reduction

Many people suffer with sensitivities that lead to symptoms of a broad spectrum:  allergies, skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, migraines, Fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, stress and anxiety, arthritis, depression, digestive issues like acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome, frequent colds, heart and organ disease and many more.

It is scientifically proven that internal and external stressors lead to these sensitivities.  Biofeedback stress reduction therapy is able to analyze your body for these stressors and sensitivities then through positive reconditioning it reduces the symptomatic response.  All of this without any medications and their harmful side effects.  Click here to find out more:  Biofeedback Stress Reduction Therapy

My name is Dr. Russell Brokstein, Chiropractor and Owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ.  We began incorporating biofeedback stress reduction therapy in our practice 2 years ago and have experienced over 80% success rate in helping our patients with this state of the art technology.  I want to share with you one of our successful cases in helping a 6 year old male patient who had suffered with severe eczema since he was born.

He had been seeing Dermatologists all these years with no change using cortisone and other steroid type treatments.  After just 8 treatments using biofeedback, his skin is crystal clear.  (See the pictures below)  The parents reported that he was able to swim in the ocean for the first time without a wetsuit and showering is no longer painful.

Added bonus the parents never reported before treatment about his peanut sensitivity and before going back to school, they tested him by rubbing peanut butter on his skin and he had no reaction to it.  (Note his allergy was not the anaphylaxis type)

Following are the before pictures!


After Just 8 Visits with the NRG Immune Enhancement System


Click this link if you would like to watch the father discuss the results: 6 Year old Suffering with Eczema and Allergies Helped by Freehold Chiropractor

If you or somebody you know suffers with allergies, headaches, digestive issues, arthritis, stress, anxiety, ADD or ADHD, Fibromyalgia, skin conditions, frequently fighting colds, depression or other symptoms share this article with them.  Most symptoms are related to stress and sensitivities and biofeedback stress reduction can be the answer! Contact our office to receive your complimentary biofeedback stress assessment.  This 6 year old patient has gained his life back by using this form of treatment.  We have been helping patients from Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and Manalapan, NJ as well as other communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.  Some have driven as far as New York City and Philadelphia to experience biofeedback stress reduction therapy.

Call 732-780-0044 and find out more about our office by going to www.chiropractorfreehold.com

Research Shows ADHD Improves With Chiropractic Care – Freehold NJ Chiropractor

As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I am constantly reviewing current research to educate my patients and the surrounding communities of the benefits of chiropractic care.   Recently I came across a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics which provides new evidence linking vertebral subluxation with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The study discusses a case of a patient who was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by a general practitioner and was treated with chiropractic care.  Specifically, it seems that cervical kyphosis may be tied with the disorder.

The patient was “a 5-year-old diagnosed with ADHD and treated by a pediatrician unsuccessfully with methylphenidate (Ritalin®), Adderall and Haldol for 3 years.”

“After 27 chiropractic visits, the child’s pediatrician stated that the child no longer exhibited symptoms of ADHD.  The changes in structure and function may be related to the correction of cervical kyphosis.”

“The patient received 35 chiropractic treatments during the course of 8 weeks. A change from a 12° C2-7 kyphosis to a 32° C2-7 lordosis was observed after treatment.  During chiropractic care, the child’s facial tics resolved and his behavior vastly improved.”

Too many children today are suffering with ADD or ADHD and parents do not know where to turn.  Chiropractic has a very high success rate in helping these children and best of all, it’s a drug-free approach, so there are no side effects and the kids can many times get back to enjoying a normal, playful, lifestyle they are meant to have.

If you have a child suffering with ADD/ADHD or know somebody who has a child with this condition, please share this information.  I have been helping patients in Freehold and the surrounding communities in Monmouth County, New Jersey for the past 13 years.  There is nothing like seeing the positive changes in children suffering with ADHD when they begin chiropractic care.

For more information on Hometown Family Wellness Center and Dr. Russell Brokstein, check out our website and blog:  www.chiropractorfreehold.com

Reference:  JMPT – October 2004;27:e14.

Freehold Chiropractor Helps Relieve Stress Induced Symptoms without Drugs or Surgery

Many people “surge” their way to sickness and illness due to overwhelming stress.

Think of your body like a house with a circuit breaker system.  If you overload a circuit with too much “stress” by having too many appliances plugged in, it will blow.  Now, if the circuit was going to your kitchen and the refrigerator wasn’t working, the food would spoil.  How would you resolve the problem?  Would you just remove the spoiled food and put new fresh food in it?  We all know that wouldn’t work as that new food would spoil too unless you reset the circuit that goes to the kitchen so the refrigerator works properly.

Going one step further, even if you reset the circuit, if you don’t address the stressors tripping that circuit (overloading it with too many appliances running at the same time), the circuit will keep tripping.

Well, the same thing happens in your body if you surge your nervous system with too much stress.  Imagine your nervous system as the circuit breaker system for your body.  If you add multiple stresses to your body and nervous system, your body gets overloaded, you “blow a circuit” and destroy your health.  Chiropractors call this a subluxation.  Each circuit in our body controls different organs, muscles, tissues and functions of the body.  If too much stress builds up and you get a subluxation affecting a “circuit”, you can experience many symptoms ranging from pain, aches, headaches to more serious problems including digestive problems, frequent colds to even high blood pressure (Journal of Human Hypertension 22,1 G Bakris, MD et al).

Stress occurs in many variations.  There is physical stress or trauma which could be from an accident, carrying a pocketbook on one shoulder all the time, typing or using a mouse at a computer all day, slouching, etc.  Then there is chemical stress which could be from smoking, eating poor quality foods, taking medications or other pills, pollution, drinking caffeine and other poor quality fluids, the list goes on and on.  Finally there is emotional stress… do you know anybody not suffering from this?

So these physical, chemical and emotional stresses build up in your body and cause circuits to trip, which we call subluxations.  This will greatly affect your overall health and wellness, leading to many symptoms and illnesses.  They didn’t occur from lack of drugs or surgery.

So, how can you avoid the dangers of stress?

Well, we all know it’s impossible to avoid all stress from your  life, but you can stay ahead of the negative effects that accumulate over time by having regular chiropractic care.  Just like an electrician would  come to your house if you had problems with outlets and circuits, a chiropractor is the only specialized health professional that skillfully checks your nervous system for overloaded circuits in your body and turns them back on so you won’t experience an interruption in your state of health and wellness.  When it comes to basic, preventative care, nothing beats keeping your circuits on with chiropractic adjustments.

In our office we not only address the subluxations, but we also address the stressors that keep overloading the body.  We are 1 of 4 offices in NJ that utilize the only FDA cleared biofeedback device that will analyze your body for over 160,000 stressors that your body could be sensitive too.  It is scientifically proven that internal and external stressors contribute to many symptoms and illnesses including:  headaches or migraines, digestive problems like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or acid reflux, skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, allergies, food sensitivities, pain, weakened immune systems, fibromyalgia, depression, ADD, ADHD, autism, sleep disorders, anxiety, arthritis, weight loss and gain… just to name a few.

It is also known that your adrenal glands help regulate stress.  When the adrenal glands aren’t working, you might have a condition called adrenal fatigue or adrenal failure.  Consumption of coffee and other caffeine products as well as refined carbohydrates like pasta, rice and bread will result in adrenal dysfunction.  Some common symptoms of this condition are heart conditions, digestive problems, weight problems, immune problems, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, PMS, menopause, libido issues, lack of sleep, lack of energy and so much more.

Finally, everything we eat, breath and drink have chemicals in it that are toxic to our body.  This stress causes your body to be toxic and your overall health declines.  The more toxic  your body is the more acidic it is resulting in more short circuiting of your body.

At Hometown Family Wellness Center, located in Freehold NJ, Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC analyzes you for the different levels of physical, chemical and emotional stresses that cause the short circuiting of your body.  Where most chiropractors only address the short circuit or subluxation, Dr. Brokstein addresses the causes of the short circuits.  We have been helping patients from Freehold and other surrounding towns in Monmouth County, NJ of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Morganville, Jackson for 10 years and many patients have found our 4 pronged drugless, non-sugrical approach different than any doctor they have gone to which  has gotten patients to drive from as far as NYC and Philadelphia.

If you would like to finally gain optimal health and wellness without drugs or surgery so you can once again enjoy your normal daily activities, make sure you call for your complimentary consultation.

Finally, Relief of your Allergies, Headaches, Fibromyalgia, Acid Reflux, Fatigue and so much more without Drugs or Surgery available in the Freehold, NJ Area

So many people suffer from food, pet and environmental allergies. Others experience asthma, headaches, IBS, acid reflux and other digestive issues, ADD or ADHD, recurring colds, skin irritations like eczema, respiratory ailments, insomnia, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, lack of energy and so much more. Most think they have to learn to live with these symptoms, or stay on medications for the rest of their lives. These medications are harmful to the body with many side effects and the costs build up.
Other possible relief of symptoms would be acupuncture, massage, diet modification, but none of these options are long lasting, nor find the cause of the symptoms. Plus many people would like to find an alternative to needles.
There is now a health alternative with no drugs to relieve your symptoms, and it is now being offered in Central NJ to the communities of Freehold, Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson and anybody else who is ready to take back their health and enjoy a normal lifestyle.
Think of your immune body’s immune system as the tires on your vehicle. Certain elements on the road may cause damage to the tread on your tires leading to misalignment, bumpy rides, skidding and even accidents. Your tires are able to handle some elements better than others.
The NRG Immune Enhancement System provides us with the data we can use to identify what elements are placing the greatest amount of stress on your body and what adjustements, if any, may be needed to your tires (immune system) to provide the highest level of performance.
The NRG System is comprised of two main components that have been engineered to properly assess, balance and service the body so that thte immune system can maintain optimal capacity.
The first component is the Digital Conductance Meter (DCM) which provides us with the feedback necessary to properly analyze the body’s energy levels. This FDA cleared biofeedback device provides us with our body’s baseline energy measurement in addition to measurements taken when the body is exposed to various elements.
Measurement parameters hav been established through scientific research to determine normal energy levels during exposure to each element. Any measurement readings that fall outside of these parameters may indicate a possible hazard or stress to your immune system when exposed to the corresponding element.
Once these measurements are recorded, the second component of the NRG Immune Enhancement System is used to “service the chassis”. The NRG Corrective Laser transfers energy impulses through points on the head, hands and feet acting as a direct stimulus to the central nervous system. Effectively, the corrective laser introduces a “file” to the body that acts much like a computer anti-virus and defragmentation program, correcting any errors in the immune system function.
With a newly enhanced immune system, you will be ready to get yourself back on the road to being SYMPTOM-FREE!
Patients have reported relief from all types of ailments including allergies, digestive issues, insomnia, recurring colds, depression, migraines, Fibromyalgia and even more serious conditions. An increase in energy has been reported as the only side effect to date. The NRG Immune Enhancement System is completely non-invasive, without the need for shots or medication, and is safe for adults and children of all ages.
Dr. Russell Brokstein is a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ. His office, Hometown Family Wellness Center is located at 9 Broadway, Freehold, NJ is only the second office in NJ to provide this breakthrough technology. Dr. Brokstein serves the surrounding communities of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck and Jackson, NJ. Call 732-780-0044 for your complimentary immune system check up and o introduce this breakthrough technology to the community, Dr. Russell will offer a complimentary immune system check up.

Isn’t it about time you brought your body in for a tune up?

To learn more about the NRG Immune Enhancement System and to find a practitioner near you, please visit the company’s website at www.NRGLaser.com.