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?
Is your health based off of a reactive lifestyle or proactive lifestyle? Do you wait until you are in pain, achy, fatigued, not feeling well? Or do you do things so you feel great, have more energy and prevent problems? I would like to teach you how to be more healthy and prevent future problems. Our health needs to be a priority.
So first take a couple minutes to find out about a reactive lifestyle vs proactive lifestyle. I want to know if you want to continue the snowball deteriorating health of a reactive lifestyle or taking your health to a new level with a proactive lifestyle:
On the topic of a proactive lifestyle, it is so important for people to understand how chiropractic removes interference from your nervous system improving your functioning, healing and health. I shared an awesome eye opening post on facebook:
Regular Chiropractic maintenance patients had immune systems that were 400% greater than cancer patients and 200% greater than people not getting adjusted!!
Why would you NOT get your kids adjusted and your whole family adjusted?!?!?!?
Excuses don’t get results…..ACTION, MASSIVE action gets results!!
Patients tell us all the time that they don’t get sick as often or they get better more quickly since they started getting adjusted. We love working on children and after suffering with ear infections, bronchial conditions, having colic, bowel problems, constantly sick, they get healthier and off the dangerous antibiotics that are overprescribed. We have a healthier option than medicine. Medicine has its place but not as a primary approach to health. People don’t get sick from a lack of medications.
It’s so important to share the message of health and wellness. Our healthcare system continues to fail the public. Make sure to follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FreeholdChiropractor/
To Your Health and Wellness
Dr. Russell and Princess
Hometown Family Wellness Center… Where Health is a Lifestyle!
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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Many infants suffer needlessly with ear infections and congestion. Parents think the only solution is to go to the pediatrician, who prescribe one round after another of antibiotics. There are many side effects of taking these antibiotics and most times the antibiotics don’t work, or if they work, it’s a temporary patch and then the ear infections return. Research shows that medical doctors have over-prescribed antibiotics and other medications causing them to no longer be effective and shouldn’t be taken unless totally necessary.
Also, one has to realize that antibiotics also kill the normal healthy bacteria that are needed to keep the body healthy.
Another suggestion by medical doctors is to put tubes in the ears. They rarely explain the high risks of the surgery, including permanent hearing loss and the high possibility that the ear infections will come back after a couple of years.
Chiropractors have been highly successful in helping infants with ear infections or otitis media. By addressing the cause of the build up of fluid that is an ideal environment for the bacterial build up, the majority of ear infections resolve naturally with chiropractic care… NO DRUGS, NO SURGERY!
As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ I have seen many infants over the last 13 plus years in practice. Many of which were on several rounds of antibiotics and also told nothing else would help but surgery. Fortunately they found information online or were referred to me by other parents whose children were helped by chiropractic. Recently, I had a mother who was being treated for low back pain and she was complaining how her 2 year old daughter has been fighting ear infections no and off for several months and more recently congestion for a month. The pediatricians kept prescribing antibiotics which were not only ineffective but were starting to discolor the infants teeth. I informed the mother how chiropractic can help and after just one visit, the infant’s congestion cleared up and after the second visit her ear infections were gone. Watch the mother explain:
Do you have children who suffer with ear infections, otitis media, or who have chronic congestion and colds. Wouldn’t you like a healthy, drug-free alternative to medicine and surgery? Share this blog with other parents who have children suffering with these conditions too as it’s so important for everybody to know there are healthy options for the children.
If you live in Freehold or the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville or other communities in Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey, contact our office so we can help your children with their ear infection and build a stronger, healthy immune system! For more information on our practice, Hometown Family Wellness Center, click: www.ChiropractorFreehold.com.