Ear infections, or Otitis Media, are common for many children before the age of 15. It is common for the medical field to prescribe antibiotics, even though medical journals themselves suggest antibiotics are over-prescribed, and actually aren’t successful in the treatment of otitis media. Dr. Russell Brokstein, a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ discusses how chiropractic is a natural solution in treatment of ear infections:
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?
About Chiropractic care
Going to a pediatric chiropractor has become very popular among parents with kids who suffer from back pain. While conventional treatments continue to be used and provide results, there is more to chiropractic than just alleviating back pains. Many health complications can occur in a child which may go undiagnosed. It is essential to achieve proper development for kids, and pediatric chiropractic care aims to serve that.
Take Your Child to a Pediatric Chiropractor
The methods and treatment plan of pediatric chiropractic care in children has been proven as being safer than conventional treatment. Chiropractic treatments involve adjustment and aligning of the spinal cord through hands and by stimulating muscles. It seeks to improve range of motion and bodily functions by relieving back and neck pain. However, regular visits to a pediatric chiropractor can improve general health and, on the long run, promote well being and vitality.
Effective chiropractic treatment on children:
- Encourages neural development ( brain and nerves)
- Improves the child’s immunity
- Assists in dealing with irritable baby syndrome and colic
- Helps in dealing with behavioral disorders
- Improves immunity and prevents injuries
- Helps in relieving breathing problems and allergies
- Assists in sleeping disorders and bed wetting issues
- Improves posture
- Increases concentration
- Reduces ear infections and prevents need for surgical tube surgery
Research has shown chiropractic care as a better alternative over conventional treatments in many ways. Conventional treatments like surgeries and prescription drugs are known to provide a temporary solution to back pain. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is a non-invasive method that addresses the whole body of a child. It does not involve any use of medications or spinal surgery.
Conventional treatments can be expensive, and on many occasions go uncovered by medical insurance. However, a chiropractic treatment is highly recommended by medical experts, and is cost effective as well. There are also potential fall backs and side effects of getting a spinal surgery or medicinal use in such an early age. These may lead to development of disorders, addictions, and health complications later on in the child’s life. Studies and personal experiences of parents show that chiropractic care is much safer with very few and mild, to no side effects at all.
Makes the Difference
Every parent wishes their child reaches milestones like first steps, first words, and first day at school, etc. in optimum health. Chiropractic care seeks to promote proper development in children to ensure they grow up healthy and strong. Freehold Chiropractor, Dr. Russell Brokstein has over 16 years experience and took courses for being a pediatric chiropractor. Click to like, comment and share this article so other parents can see how chiropractic can benefit their children to be more healthy naturally!
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When do you start going to the dentist? Do you wait until you have pain or until your teeth start to decay? Do you just want the dentist to shoot a cavity with Novocaine or do you want him to fix the decaying tooth?
When do you start going to the eye doctor? Do you wait until your eyes deteriorate? Do you wait until you have glaucoma and cataracts or do you do preventative measures?
How about your car? Do you wait until it breaks down or do you bring it in for periodic maintenance? How about an oil, lube and filter?
The biggest and most important question is when should you start to go to the chiropractor?
The saying “there is no time like the present,” is very true when applied to preventative health care. Many people incorporate that with the other disciplines, but we neglect the most important system of the body: The Nervous System.
It is this system that the chiropractor helps you with, and it is the nervous system that controls all functions of your body. The power that goes from the brain to the rest of the body allows it to heal itself and be healthy. Your heart beats, your lungs breath, your stomach digests in conjunction with the intestines, your eyes can see, your ears can hear, your muscles can contract, you can move all without having to think about it.
This nervous system is so important that we have the spinal bones protecting it. Unfortunately the daily stresses that occur from the time of birth and throughout life cause VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATIONS: the bones move out of place, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves and interfering with the functions of our body.
The first subluxations develop during the birth process as the medical doctor pulls and twists on the baby’s neck and if uncorrected at this early stage, will only add further neurological stress to the growth and the adaptive demands of a new life. Children need chiropractic care. They receive the best care and the most profound results for ear infections and colds, respiratory conditions, digestive issues, and so much more.
Subluxations continue to occur as children learn to walk they fall several times, they sit in classes with poor posture, carry heavy books and backpacks, play sports, play fight and wrestle, numerous accidents and falls from a bike, then auto accidents and other injuries as we get older through teenage and adult years, and general stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise can all add to the subluxations. Regular chiropractic exams and adjustments allow for you and your children to have nervous systems that are functioning optimally.
The majority of society reaches for medicine when “sick,” but the fact is the relief is from masking symptoms with a pill or injection, while the causes were never fully corrected. These medications then lead to many other side effects. Everybody seeks Relief, but why not find the cause and correct it. The earlier you and your family are monitored and corrected for subluxations, the more optimally healthy you will be without drugs and or surgery. The longer you wait to get your spine checked, the bones start to degenerate and the joints become more arthritic… Your growing family and neighbors need chiropractic care.
There is no age, size, gender, color or financial limit for who deserves excellent health! You were born with health and deserve it throughout life! It is Natural To Be Healthy! An optimally functioning nervous system is necessary to maintain and preserve your health. EVERYBODY needs chiropractic care!
If you are ready to have an optimally functioning nervous system to be healthy naturally without drugs and surgery, contact our office to get you and your family back to health! Dr. Russell Brokstein has been helping patients in 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. Find out more about our office by going to www.chiropractorfreehold.com.
Hello. My name is Dr. Brokstein, and I am one of the leading chiropractors in Freehold, New Jersey. I was just thinking about how we are currently seeing one of the most tragic environmental disasters of all time. In the Gulf of Mexico oil is taking over the eco-systems and endangering wildlife, the economy, food, water and much more.
In the news we keep seeing how BP needs to be held accountable for what happened, as this dangerous substance (oil) is killing living organisms. Many are complaining BP didn’t have any checks in place, precautions taken, or emergency plans just in case.
I so agree that BP needs to be held accountable. But as I see all the people yelling that BP needs to be held accountable, I began to think, hmmm :
How is this different than what you do to your body every day and our current health care system?
Well it isn’t!!!
Let me explain….I think all people should be held accountable for their own health! Just like BP is responsible for this toxic soup in the Gulf, each person is doing a similar thing every day by pouring toxic and unhealthy substances in their body, and on their body. If you continue to choose to put toxins in your body…. you are endangering YOUR system! You are increasing your risks of disease and illness as you put more caffeine in your body, smoke cigarettes, drink sodas and other drinks or products filled with High Fructose Corn Syrup, diet drinks with aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, processed foods, genetically engineered foods, lotions, soaps & cosmetics filled with chemicals..the list goes on and on. To top all those toxins… Americans poison their bodies more as we consume 75% of the world’s medications causing serious side effects, yet Americans life expectancy ranks 42nd in the world. If we use the most drugs, than why is our health the worst of all developed nations? These drugs are just a mask of symptoms that in truth are just another toxin being put into your body.
Then to top it all off, Americans think they have the right to “poison” their body daily, causing health issues…but that our government should cover the costs. This is as absurd as thinking that the government should cover the costs of what BP was irresponsible with in this disaster.
If you are to be careless of not doing things to help maintain and prevent health issues, you should be held accountable and responsible for the health costs you incur!
Whether you have headaches or migraines, back pain, neck pain, stress and anxiety, disc problems, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, allergies, asthma, ear infections, digestive problems, or a weak immune system and you are ready to take control of your health and live a happier lifestyle, I can help. If you are striving to be optimally healthy and prevent future health issues, we have natural programs to assist you. If you live in Freehold or the neighboring towns of Marlboro, Howell, Manalapan, Colts Neck, Jackson or other neighboring towns in Monmouth County, schedule a complimentary consult at our office, Hometown Family Wellness Center located at 9 Broadway in Freehold, NJ. I will perform a thorough computerized state of the art nervous system exam, adrenal function test to see how your body is handling stress and measure your toxicity levels. I will show you how you can take accountability and turn your health around.