We currently live in a society that is run by medicine and surgery. This isn’t health care at all.. this is what is called sick care. Waiting til you have pain, symptoms, high blood pressure, digestive issues, chronically sick, cancer and other conditions then just treating it with medications that at best cover up the symptoms making you think you are healthy until the next symptoms appear. Many of these symptoms are actually just side effects of the medications you are taking. Rather than taking you off the medications causing side effects, they put you on another medication to cover up that symptom but causes many more side effects. This is a vicious cycle which is the downfall of our health and wellness in the Unite States with skyrocketing costs.
When most people hear or think about chiropractic, they think of pain relief. This is what the medical profession would like everybody to think, but it is the furthest thing from the facts. Yes, people go to the chiropractor and get relief of their back pain, their neck pain, headaches and migraines, Fibromyalgia, sciatica, numbness and tingling just to name a few. Research is constantly coming out showing the effectiveness of chiropractic with all of these conditions. You can view many of them on my blog by clicking: Hometown Family Wellness Center’s Blog.
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 and is based off the natural functioning of the body. We all know the nervous system controls all organs, systems, cells, tissues and functions of the body. Your brain sends messages to all of these areas and as long as the nerve impulses reach the intended destination, your overall health will be optimal. Because this system is so important, we were created with a protective boney spine that not only is hard, but we have multiple joints that allow us to move. Now, for a second, just imagine if the spine was just one long bone.. that wouldn’t work too well would it?
The only problem with our spine consisting of 24 moving vertebrae or bones is that with all the daily stresses we encounter, they can easily move out of place, putting pressure on the nerves. When this occurs, there is interference of the messages the brain is trying to send through the nerves.
You already probably have experienced numbness and tingling in your arms, hands, legs or feet and know it’s because there is pressure on the nerves in your neck or low back that go down the extremities. But what do you think would happen to the nerves that are between your shoulder blades that go to your heart and your lungs? Do you think you’d get numbness and tingling of the heart or lungs? What about the nerves in your mid back that help control the stomach, intestines and kidneys… would they start tingling? What if only 80% of the nerve message gets through the nerve that goes to the heart? Do you think the heart will work at 100%? of course not, it can only function at best 80%!!! Is this a healthy heart? Do you think your blood pressure can be normal with the heart only receiving 80% of the nerve impulses it’s supposed to be getting? What about all the other organs getting less than 100% of the nerve impulses? Is less than 100% going to bring you optimal health?
Another analogy that might make this more clear to you is thinking of your house. There is a circuit breaker that is the control center of the house and all the wires (nerves) leave it to go to every room in the house. Each room has multiple outlets that you plug different appliances, electronics, lights, etc. What happens if the circuit trips? Whatever is plugged into that outlet from that circuit is going to shut off or malfunction.
This is how basic your body works.. I know, I made it look very simple. Your body short circuits from the time you are born to current. We have stress that accumulates in the body, that cause the spinal segments to misalign, thereby putting pressure on the nerves. At birth the medical doctors are pulling on the baby, twisting his or her neck, misaligning the bones in the neck. As a child, how many times did you trip and fall, play fight with friends, have accidents playing sports. All the years sitting in chairs at school that are hard to sit with proper posture. Carrying heavy book bags, then purses or briefcases on one shoulder. Just walking and missing the curb can cause the bones to misalign. Ever have an auto accident? Just think of all the small traumas that you never considered can be doing damage to not only your body but your entire health.
It is so important that everybody gets their spines checked. We all experience stress that causes the bones to misalign on a daily basis that puts pressure on the nerves and decreases the overall function and health of our bodies. These misalignments are called subluxations by chiropractors. A chiropractor can evaluate anybody to detect and correct these subluxations, bringing about optimal nerve function and get your body as close to optimal health as possible.
Imagine everybody being more healthy with a drug-free, hands on approach with chiropractic. Research shows that chiropractic saves money in healthcare. Less hospital admissions, less surgeries and procedures, less prescription drugs.
Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of the growing trend of patients who want to be healthy naturally? Are you ready to be able to enjoy a normal active lifestyle, reduce your health care costs, improve the functioning of your body, reduce your need for harmful medications and surgeries?
Dr. Russell Brokstein, is the owner and chiropractor of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ. He has been helping patients for over 13 years in Freehold and the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck, Jackson, Morganville and other communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Watch what other patients say about their care by clicking: Patient Reviews and Testimonials. Call our office at 732-780-0044 to get yourself back on the road to health and wellness!