The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that “3,300 children aged 5 to 14 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to book bags”. Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC discusses how to prevent your child/children from injuring their spines with their backpacks. Repetitive postural strains your child experiences today can have a dramatic effect on the health of their spine for many years to come. Early arthritis, disc degeneration, as well as pain and dysfunction can come as a result of what your kids do now.
Freehold Chiropractor Discusses Health Risks & Dangers Verse Safety of Chiropractic
Dr. Russell Brokstein of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold NJ answers a lot of questions from residents in his town and neighboring towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Jackson and Colts Neck, NJ about the risks and safety of Chiropractic care. It seems to be a huge question brought up time and time again and has been on the news a lot lately. Everyone knows that insurance companies are NOT in the business of losing money. So, if chiropractic was dangerous, costly, or risky in any way whatsoever, do you think I would be paying around $1500 a YEAR for the best coverage you can get? Chiropractic malpractice insurance is less than most people pay for auto insurance. If only everyone knew how incredibly safe and effective chiropractic care is – they would understand why chiropractors pay the least amount of ALL primary care doctors.
? According to Marcel J. Hernandez, ND, who directs the wellness program at American Western insurers are discovering that offering an alternative health insurance program actually lowers medical bills,
? Nearly across the board, there are fewer complications, side effects, and costly, unexpected medical outcomes with Chiropractic procedures.
On The other hand people need to realize where the risks lie:
- An estimated 2 billion prescriptions are written for people in the U.S. every year-earning $49 billion for the pharmaceutical industry.
- A 13-year study by the U.S. Office of Public Health found 2/3 of all over-the-counter drugs do not do what the manufacturers report.*
- 190,000 deaths per year were results of drug toxicity and 300,000 deaths (the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.) was from hospital acquired (iatrogenic) infections. (This from the Vital Statistics Report from the National Center For Health Statistics in Washington, D.C.)
There are 8.8 million prescribed drug related hospitalizations costing $47 billion annually. 28% of hospital admissions are due to prescribed drugs side effects.**
So…Chiropractic has the lowest malpractice rate of all primary health care!! If you want real health insurance, put your trust and dollars in Chiropractic. That’s where the future of your health lies.
Freehold Chiropractor Explains Shoulder Pain can be Associated to Neck Pain or Whiplash
Auto injuries are shown to cause more than just neck pain. In a new study researchers find that patients with whiplash or other causes of neck pain were more likely to have problems with shoulder function than healthy patients. Misalignments of the shoulder can create or irritate neck pain. The shoulder imbalances can also cause other problems including headaches or migraines.
Patients in the research had neck pain of different causes. It was found they had more difficulty performing routine shoulder movements, and their head and neck postures were altered. The research also showed that depending on the cause of the neck problem influenced the type of shoulder problems the patient had: those patient that couldn’t elevate their shoulders as much as normal patients had insidious onset neck disorders while those patients that had shoulders that were rotated forward slightly had neck problems resulting from whiplash.
Like many other studies, it is found that whiplash patients have a higher risk of developing shoulder pain and experiencing a number of other conditions including pain, headaches, numbness and tingling just to name a few. This shows that neck injuries alter the function of other areas of the body and that it’s so important that a patient finds a practitioner that addresses the entire spine and other surrounding regions, not just the location of the pain itself.
Our chiropractic office, Hometown Family Wellness Center located in Freehold, NJ, addresses the cause of the problems that you are experiencing. We have been helping patients for over 14 years in the Freehold area and surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville, and other communities of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. Relying on medications might just cover up your pain at best, but increases the chances of disability because you are not addressing the cause of the pain and you become overconfident that just because the pain is decreased that you can perform normal activities without causing further harm. Many studies show that chiropractic not only reduces your pain naturally without drugs or surgery, but improves your quality of life so you can enjoy your normal daily activities once again. Seeking early treatment may help you avoid developing shoulder and back pain, arthritis, degeneration and other problems later on. If you are ready to correct the cause of your neck pain and whiplash, contact our office at 732-780-0044 and also check out our website at www.chiropractorfreehold.com
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