Many people experience whiplash injuries whether it be during an auto accident, sports injuries, or other quick trauma to the head and neck that damages the soft tissues of the neck. If not treated properly, the condition can become chronic and is more difficult to treat. Dr. Russell Brokstein is a chiropractor who treats patients in Freehold, Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell and other surrounding areas in NJ who have suffered with whiplash and are looking for successful resolution of their condition. Here, Dr. Russell discusses why chiropractic is the best treatment if you are suffering with whiplash:
May is known as posture month to help educate the public about the consequences of the poor posture epidemic. More people than ever are suffering with neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches and numbness in the hands because of the increase usage of technology. It’s gotten so bad that there is even a name for the condition: text neck
or tech neck. Many people present with forward head posture which can lead to many health issues.
Thousands of chiropractors, doctors, physical therapists and trainers are leading the posture month to help people be more aware of how posture affects overall health. Every year 65 million Americans suffer with back pain. Posture related back problems are the 3rd leading cause for doctor’s visits. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability under the age of 45. Your posture is the window to your spine. Improving posture can improve the quality of life present and future as you age.
People are sitting all day at desks causing compression of the low back and tightening of the hamstrings. Computers are too low causing people to slouch forward and look down. Texting with the head down adds more strain to the neck and upper back. These postures add the pressure gravity normally stresses the spine causing people to feel and look older than they are.
Dr. Russell Brokstein, top rated chiropractor in Freehold NJ, is sponsoring Posture Month this May. He participates each year to help the public understand the risks of bad posture. “In our office we do a complete postural evaluation to determine the imbalances that can lead to not only pain but health problems. We perform a computerized spinal exam that shows where there is nerve and muscle imbalances. Then we do orthopedic tests, chiropractic exams, muscle strength and flexibility to find the cause of those imbalances. This helps us create a treatment plan incorporating chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic stretching and stabilization exercises to help you improve your posture for better health, longevity, pain relief and aging well.”
Dr. Brokstein shows home stretching and exercises. These spinal hygiene exercises help expedite improving posture and preventing future problems. Further recommendations for changes at home, work and play help improve posture and body mechanics.
Take a part in National Correct Posture Month and experience these benefits of improving your posture:
- extra height
- fatigue prevention
- prevent strains and pain
- reduce wear and tear on joints, tendons and ligaments
- prevent arthritis and impairment of circulation and digestive systems
- improved appearance
If you live near Freehold, NJ, contact Dr. Brokstein at Hometown Family Wellness Center. Call 732-780-0044 to schedule a complete postural and spinal exam to get started to optimizing your health.
Do you have kids that suffer with neck pain and migraines? Studies have shown for years that most migraines and other headaches stem from neck problems. Adults have been seeking chiropractic care to address the cause of the
neck pain and migraines. Chiropractic is also very effective in treating pediatric cases of headaches and pain relief.
A case study of a 12 year old boy with vertigo, neck pain and migraines is just one of many studies showing that chiropractic is beneficial to children. The headaches and pain were so severe the child was missing many days of school. The boy was treated 3 to 4 times per week the first month with chiropractic then gradually decreased treatment to one time per month. The child was also shown home stretching for his neck.
The neck pain and migraines stopped after just one week of treatment. The vertigo relief occurred gradually then eventually stopped also. The boy’s attendance improved by 75% since beginning chiropractic.
Another case study of a girl with neck pain and migraines after an accident showed resolution of symptoms after just 5 visits. She was also able to return to all activities after just 9 visits.
As a Freehold Chiropractor we see many cases too where kids and teenagers are suffering with neck pain and migraines. This past summer we were fortunate enough to help a 17 year old who came in for back pain. The mother was telling us how he also has experienced migraines for as long as can remember. Upon a thorough evaluation it was found multiple areas of his neck were subluxated. These subluxations or misalignments are many times the cause of neck pain and migraines. After just one visit his headaches went away. By addressing the cause of the symptoms, we get results where traditional medicine fails. Medication has its place but too many times they only look at the location of pain. Drugs also only mask the symptoms and don’t fix the cause.
These studies as well as many others show the extreme effectiveness of chiropractic in helping children that suffer with neck pain and migraines. If you have children who are suffering and looking for neck pain relief or migraine relief contact a chiropractor near you.
Dr. Russell Brokstein is a chiropractor in freehold who has been helping patients of all ages for the last 16 years. To find out more click here.
As a chiropractor in Freehold, NJ, I hear many people complain about neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling or migraine headaches quite often. Problem is, most don’t do anything about it. They ignore the symptoms thinking they will just go away, or that they will just learn to live with it.
What would you do if your car’s low oil light or check engine light came on today? Would you top off with some quality fresh engine oil and get your engine checked or would you put black tape over the bright annoying light so you wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore?
Ignoring the warning signs will cause your engine to eventually fail. And if you were checking the oil level regularly for maintenance of your car and adding oil when needed, the light might not have come on in the first place. The same goes for your spine and regular chiropractic check ups.
When you don’t get your spine adjusted, pain is the warning signal. Unfortunately by the time the pain shows up you have been out of adjustment for way too long. If that’s the case, don’t just cover up the pain with Tylenol, Advil or other pain killers that just mask the symptoms and have many harmful side effects. Make sure to get your spine properly adjusted and maintained to avoid catastrophe down the road.
By ignoring your pains, headaches and numbness and tingling, the problems become more chronic. It has been shown that joints that are misaligned for more than just 2 weeks start to exhibit arthritis. Arthritic or degenerative changes in the joints are progressive in nature. It is much easier to correct and prevent arthritis by having the spine and body checked on a regular basis. If you have low back pain or neck pain, and you ignore the warning signals, the discs can start to bulge or herniate too. Disc degeneration is also progressive and very expensive to correct if you wait too long. Your health will be optimized and your health care costs are kept to a minimum by preventing the problem from occurring.
Similar to the car, we are taught to have the oil, lube and filter performed every 3000 to 5000 miles to keep the car performance up and prevent the car from breaking down. Doesn’t it make more sense to prevent your body from breaking down so you can enjoy your regular daily activities?
You don’t have to live with your back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling, Fibromyalgia or other pains you are experiencing. Gain the pain free life you deserve so you can enjoy your family, social life and other activities you like. Chiropractic helps prevent spinal degeneration. Your body and health is worth the investment!
Our office, Hometown Family Wellness Center located in Freehold, NJ has been helping 1000’s of people from around Monmouth County over the past 6 years. From Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Jackson, Colts Neck, Morganville and many other neighboring towns, patients have seen the full health and wellness benefits of chiropractic. Watch what they have to say by clicking here.
Many people are looking to improve health. They are suffering with pain or have other types of symptoms like low energy, high blood pressure, headaches, fibromyalgia, can’t sleep, stiffness, tight muscles, digestive issues, allergies, PMS, the list goes on and on. Most treatments are based on taking a pill that masks any of those symptoms. But there is a better way to improve health!
Our top rated Chiropractor in Freehold NJ discusses to correct your problem we must find the cause. Watch this short video:
We take a different approach to health and wellness. We do a complete, thorough exam starting with a computerized test that shows where there are imbalances in your nervous system. Your nervous system controls all functions of your body. If there are misalignments in your spine called subluxations, it interferes with the messages going from your brain to ever muscle, organ, tissue and cell in your body. This causes disease and dysfunction.
Once we see your imbalances, we look for the cause with orthopedic and chiropractic tests. Checking your range of motions in the neck and back tell us if the joints aren’t moving properly. The other tests help show if you have disc problems, nerve problems, muscle imbalances, tight muscles, problems with the ankles, feet, knees and hips.
After we complete these tests we can then work to correct each imbalance to correct your symptoms! Your health issues and pains didn’t occur overnight. They will take time to correct. Balancing your spinal joints and supporting tissues is like a person getting braces to straighten the teeth. IT TAKES TIME! If you remove the braces too soon, the teeth will go back out of alignment. If you don’t complete a corrective treatment plan, the symptoms will return.
So, don’t base your treatment and health on the symptoms only. Symptomatic relief is only temporary and if it’s with medication can cause harmful side effects. Chiropractors evaluate patients to find the cause to get results that most other practitioners fail to deliver.
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