The flu, swine flu, H1N1, vaccinations..the list goes on and on and it’s taking over the news and other media forms the past couple of months. Freehold Chiropractor, Dr. Russell Brokstein, educates the community and surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell and Jackson, NJ about what the shots contain, many health risks and that there are healthier alternatives. Many people don’t know the importance of chiropractic and how it can actually boost the immune system and allows the body to function optimally. Dr. Brokstein of Hometown Family Wellness Center discusses these topics in the following video:
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.
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?
Back pain is suffered by 80% of the population. Many seek dangerous, invasive procedures offered by medical doctors, orthopedics and pain management doctors. Epidural spinal injections are one of the common treatments offered. Current research shows there is a natural approach to back pain that is better and safer than epidurals.
Epidurals are commonly used to treat low back pain, neck pain and disc herniations. They provide only temporary relief. Some of the common risks include: numbness of the bowels and bladder, infections, dural puncture, bleeding and nerve damage with chance of paralysis. There there are possible side effects: localized increased pain, non-positional headaches, dizziness, facial flushing, anxiety, sleeplessness, fever the night of the procedure, high blood sugar, stomach ulcers, a transient decrease in immune function, severe arthritis of the hips, weakening of the muscles, cataracts, changes in mentrual cycle and retention of water.
A 2013 study of 102 patients was reported in the JMPT comparing self-reported pain and improvement of patients with confirmed lumbar disc hernations upon treatment with either chiropractic adjustments versus epidural injections. 76% of chiropractic patients noted improvements where 62% of the patients treatment with injections. Significant reduction of pain was noted by 60% of those receiving chiropractic versus 53% of the epidural treated patients. An additional benefit is the chiropractic treatments are about 23% lower than the medical costs of providing epidural injections. This is significant being healthcare costs are out of hand in the United States.
Patients can avoid the risks of epidural injections. If you would like an approach safer than epidurals along with cost effectiveness, make sure to try non-invasive, chiropractic treatments first!
Our Freehold NJ chiropractic office has been providing natural, safe, cost effective care for the last 11 years. Dr. Brokstein has been in practice for 18 years and takes a active approach to get to the cause of your problem so you can reach your goals of feeling better and being more active again.
Are you suffering from nerve problems in the arms and legs?
It may come and go…interrupts your sleep…and even makes your arm or legs feel weak at times. Maybe you’ve even been to other doctors and they claim all the tests indicate you should feel fine.
If You Read Nothing Else,
More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that supply your arms and legs.
This painful condition interferes with your body’s ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, neuropathy can lead to irreversible health conditions.
Why not get help by those trained to correct the major cause of peripheral neuropathy. Read the full facts on this page.
More Pills Are Not The Solution
A common treatment for many nerve problems is the ‘take some pills and wait and see’ method.
While this may be necessary for temporary relief of severe symptoms, using them long term is no way to live. Some of the more common drugs given include pain pills, anti-seizure medications, and anti-depressants — all of which have serious side effects.
The Likely Cause Of Your Problem…
My name is Dr. Russell Brokstein, clinic director at Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ. I’ve been helping people in Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Morganville, Jackson, and Millstone in Monmouth County, New Jersey with neuropathy and nerve problems for 12 years.
Often neuropathy is caused by a degenerating spine pressing on the nerve roots. This can happen in any of the vertebral joints from the neck all the way down to the tail bone.
The good news is that chiropractic treatments have proven effective in helping to remove the pressure on the nerves.
By using gentle techniques, I’m able to release the pressure that has built up on the nerve. This allows the nerve to heal and the symptoms to go away.
For example, numerous studies have proven chiropractic’s effectiveness in helping nerve conditions:
1) Patients showed an 85.5% resolution of the nerve symptoms after only 9 chiropractic treatments. – Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008
2) With chiropractic care, patients had “significant improvement in perceived comfort and function, nerve conduction and finger sensation overall.” – JMPT 1998
3) “Significant increase in grip strength and normalization of motor and sensory latencies were noted. Orthopedic tests were negative. Symptoms dissipated.” – JMPT 1994
What these studies mean is that you could soon be enjoying life…without those aggravating nerve problems.
Here’s what our patients have to say…
The low back pain and tingling/burning down my leg subsided, and I gradually got motion back. What I thought was part of aging….boy was I wrong. I can now enjoy normal activities without the pain. Gloria S from Little Silver
I have a herniated disc in my lower back. At night my legs bothered me so much that I couldn’t sleep. Very soon after starting with Dr. Russell, my legs calmed down and my pain improved. Belle R from Freehold
Due to back pain, at times I doubled over when I walked. I was riddled with pain. I was also suffering with awful migraine headaches that are now gone. I now see Dr. Russell and am pain free. He is my hero! Maria S from Freehold
Could This Be Your Solution?
It’s time for you to find out if chiropractic will be your neuropathy solution.
For the rest of the month, you will get at no charge… all the services I normally charge new patients $257 for!
What does this offer include? Everything. Take a look at what you will receive:
- An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listen…really listen…to the details of your case.
- A complete neuromuscular examination.
- A state of the art computerized full spine nerve test… (NOTE: These would normally cost you at least $100).
- A thorough analysis of your exam and nerve test findings so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain free.
- I’ll answer your most probing questions about nerve problems and how chiropractic can help.
Until the end of this month you can get everything I’ve listed here for only FREE. The normal price for this type of evaluation including the state of the art computerized full spine nerve test is $257, so you’re saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer. Call 732-780-0044 now.
We can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and nerve test as soon as there’s an opening.
Our office is located by the Elk’s Club where Main St forks in downtown Freehold. When you call, tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Nerve Evaluation so we can get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer.
Russell Brokstein, D.C.
P.S. Remember, you only have until the end of the month to reserve an appointment at this significant discount. Why suffer for years in misery?
That’s no way to live, not when there could be an easy solution to your problem.
P.P.S. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because your arms or legs hurt – and the pain just won’t go away!
Take me up on my offer and call today 732-780-0044
Your mom probably wanted you to look confident and proud but the bottom line is, good posture is good for your health and is now recognized as an important factor in aging well. “We all heard it when we were growing up – ‘stand up straight’, ‘you’re slouching’.
When your back is not properly aligned, your body’s center of gravity shifts, putting more stress and load on your muscles, joints, and ligaments. Poor posture is a major cause of neck, back and joint pain. When you slouch, your internal organs may be compressed affecting bodily functions like digestion and even your ability to breathe clearly.
Poor posture can be traced to many activities from sitting in front of a computer for hours, carrying heavy pocketbooks or briefcases on one shoulder all the time, wearing high heals, laying on a couch unsupported or sleeping improperly and exercising in poor form just to name a few. The muscles tire and the body shifts position, causing some muscle groups to become tight, stretched, and weak.
We are creatures of habit. When we have an injury, our body will move differently to avoid pain. Over time, the body will adapt. Our body will create new habits. The brain adapts and adopts new muscles and joint positions even in the absence of continued pain. We believe we are standing straight because our brain is being told by our senses that we are balanced, even though the mirror shows we are not.
To achieve the best posture when standing, the body should maintain a straight vertical alignment from the top of the head, through the center of the body, and down to the feet. Take a minute and go in front of a mirror in your house and check to see if one shoulder is higher than another, one hip is higher than another, if your shoulders are rotated forward. From the side, look for an imaginary straight line from the ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. When sitting, the spine and head should remain upright, while maintaining the three natural curves in the back. Also check these points on your children. The earlier the spine is checked for imbalances, the easier they are to correct.
Here are some tips to help you reduce the risk of poor posture as you sit in the office:
- Take frequent breaks – about every 30 minutes.
- If you cannot get up, stretch your arms and legs as much as possible.
- Sit in an office chair with a comfortable height to maintain good posture and provide adequate support for your back.
- Keep desk items – phone, calendar, appointment book – within comfortable reach.
- Women: avoid wearing high heels. They change the center of gravity and put extra stress on the back”(1)
Chiropractors refer to posture as the “window to the spine.” And, since your spine protects the master control system of the body (your nervous system), you need to pay attention to your posture on a daily basis.
Spinal shifts, vertebral misalignments and structural instability can lead to arthritic changes. They can also cause other health and/or functional problems as well. For example, did you know:
* Thoracic spine arthritis/spurs indicate accompanying coronary arteriosclerosis 85% of the time. Bone spurs and arthritic changes in the thoracic spine can mimic angina pectoris.(2)
* Upper Thoracic Spine – Children under chiropractic care showed a 96.5% non-occurrence rate of asthma, whereas children under medical care showed a 95% non-occurrence rate of asthma. The authors concluded that the immune systems of children under chiropractic care are better able to cope with allergens which may cause asthmatic conditions.(3)
* Mid Thoracic Spine – Using radiography, Burchett examined sixty-one hospital patients and found that in 88% of patients with gallbladder disease there was lipping (arthritis) from T7-T10; spinal osteophytes (T9-T11) were found in 82% of those with stomach disease. Many sufferers of pancreatic dis-ease had segments T5-T7 involved and 31% of patients with duodenal disease had osteophytes at T9-L2.(4)
* Lower Thoracic Spine – Subluxations (vertebral misalignments) of the T6 – T10 vertebrae can cause gall bladder symptoms.(5)
Every aspect of our lives affects posture: nutrition, stress, exercise, mental development, and body fat. Posture is one of the most overlooked keys to better health. “Research studies show the truth in what mothers have always known: standing up tall improves our health.” May is the perfect time to celebrate a renewed commitment to health, longevity, and new habits.
Every year in honor of National Correct Posture month in May, Dr. Russell Brokstein, chiropractor and owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ, offers professional posture assessments. Dr. Brokstein will be examining the spines of children and adults using state of the art computerized spinal assessments. These exams help prevent unnecessary muscle imbalance, structural instability, scoliosis and other health conditions related to poor posture. We’ve been helping people of all ages in Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and other towns in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey.
To secure a complimentary Posture and Full Spinal Examination, call 732-780-0044 or go to www.ChiropractorFreehold.com for more information about Dr. Brokstein and Hometown Family Wellness Center.
1. By Marianne Favro for NBC11 News
2. J.A.O.A. 1983, 82, 93-94
3. van Breda WM; van Breda JM. A Comparative Study Of The Health Status Of The Health Status Of Children Raised Under The Health Care Models Of Chiropractic And Allopathic Medicine. J Chiro Res 1989; 5:101-3
4. Burchett GD J of the American Osteopathic Association 1968; 67(6): 675.
5. Grail McGinley, Newsday, Melville, NY