Freehold NJ Chiropractor Celebrates National Chiropractic Month in October

Dr. Russell Brokstein, Chiropractor and owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ participates in October's National Chiropractic Month promoting Conservative Care First
Freehold National Chiropractic Health Month
Freehold National Chiropractic Health Month
FREEHOLD, N.J. - Oct. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Dr. Russell Brokstein Participates in National Public Health Awareness Campaign

During National Chiropractic Health Month in October, Dr. Russell Brokstein of Freehold, NJ and chiropractors around the country will educate patients about the value of a “conservative care first” approach to health care.  A conservative approach encourages using non-invasive, cost effective treatments for pain management and health enhancement before moving on to medications, surgery and other expensive procedures.

During National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Brokstein will educate the public about the chiropractic profession’s “conservative care first” approach and why it is especially significant in today's healthcare climate. Patients will be more informed to approach their team of healthcare providers in making decisions on the safest and most effective form of treatment.  Patients have to be empowered to become their own advocates by insisting on information about conservative treatment options and making their health a priority.

Why is “conservative care first” more important today than ever in facing our nation’s healthcare challenges?

Numerous recent studies have clearly shown the US has a dangerous overreliance on prescription painkillers. The drugs at best mask symptoms and do not cure anything. We have seen a rapid increase in  Americans risk for overuse, addiction and abuse of these drugs if taken for long periods.  This has lead to over 17,000 prescription drug related deaths in 2010 (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an “epidemic.”

Recent reports question the overuse--and in some cases effectiveness--of more invasive treatments such as spinal fusion surgery and spinal steroid injections for back pain. Some studies show surgery has less than a 50% success rate.  Many who get one surgery end up needing multiple surgeries.  There are high risks of these surgeries including paralysis and death.  For these reasons it just makes sense for patients to utilize all conservative options before undergoing these dangerous, costly procedures.

Chiropractors are the highest-rated in the healthcare industry for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole body approach that provides greater interaction and listening for appropriate diagnosis and developing more cost-effective treatment planning.

“During National Chiropractic Health Month we’re reminding patients to ask about conservative treatment options when considering their health care choices,” says Dr. Russell Brokstein. “Studies show chiropractic treatment is a much more safe and cost-effective choice for back and neck pain that may reduce the need for unnecessary drugs and surgery.”

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Chiropractors around the country host National Chiropractic Health Month to help raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.

[Russell Brokstein, DC is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College. He has been in practice for more than 16 years.  For more information about Dr. Brokstein and how he can help you achieve overall health and wellness, please visit]

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