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Are you experiencing knee pain symptoms such as popping, clicking, bone-on-bone grinding, achiness, or sharp stabs? You're not alone in this journey. Knee pain affects nearly 25% of adults in the United States, causing discomfort, swelling, and chronic pain that can hinder everyday activities like childcare, walking, and exercise. Shockingly, recent statistics from The American Academy of Family Physicians indicate a 65% increase in diagnosed knee pain cases.

In a world where invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers are often the default solutions, it's crucial to explore the effective non-invasive options that are available. These alternative treatments provide relief without the associated risks of surgery.

Today, many doctors still recommend invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers rather than exploring non-invasive options. While those treatments are needed in some circumstances, there are alternative treatments available that can help you overcome knee pain without needing to go under the knife.

NJ Sports Spine and Wellness' advanced knee pain treatment in West End, NJ gives men and women suffering from knee pain hope. Instead of relying on surgery, our team of doctors and physical therapists use non-invasive, highly effective treatments to help heal prevalent conditions such as:

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Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

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With the right treatment,

many people can reduce their pain and improve their function, allowing them to return to normal daily activities. Plus, by taking preventative measures and seeking prompt care from our team, it's possible to reduce your risk of developing chronic knee pain and other painful knee conditions. If you've been searching for a non-invasive way to eliminate knee pain and get back to an active life, your journey to recovery starts here.

Let's take a closer look at some of the knee pain treatments available at NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, which all serve as great alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

The field of Physical Therapy (PT) aims to rehabilitate individuals who have experienced injury, illness, or disability by restoring their mobility and function. Physical therapists cater to patients of various ages and capabilities, ranging from young athletes to senior citizens, in order to help them surpass physical limitations and improve their standard of living with advanced knee pain treatment in West End, NJ.

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, our physical therapy program was founded on a patient-centric philosophy, where physical therapists work closely with patients to get a deep understanding of their goals, preferences, and capabilities. In doing so, they can create a tailor-made treatment strategy to address their unique knee pain with the goal of avoiding a knee replacement. Treatment may involve exercises that are therapeutic in nature and can include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Soft tissue mobilization using cupping
  • Graston technique
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching of associated muscle groups

Joint Mobilization for Knee Pain

This unique knee pain solution involves physical therapists using skilled manual therapy techniques to help improve your joint range of motion while simultaneously reducing your knee pain.

During joint mobilization, a physical therapist applies targeted pressures or forces to a joint in specific directions to improve its mobility. The intensity of the force applied can vary, and it is adjusted based on the patient's comfort level. Joint mobilization is generally pain-free.

STM

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves stretching and applying deep pressure to rigid muscle tissue. This helps to relax muscle tension and move fluids that are trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. This effective form of physical therapy is often used as an advanced knee pain treatment in West End, NJ for treating knee strains, knee sprains, knee pain, and more.

Graston

The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of handheld instruments to identify and break up scar tissue through specialized massage. During a Graston Technique session, physical therapists use convex and concave tools for cross-friction massage, which involves rubbing or brushing against the grain of the scar tissue. This process re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation, which can actually boost the amount and rate of blood flow in the knee. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process so you can get back to a normal life.

Massage

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage is a less intense form of massage than it's deep-tissue relative. Instead of focusing on slow and firm strokes to reach the deep layers of muscles and tissues, this massage technique uses a variety of pressures, depths, and durations. Soft tissue massage is helpful in alleviating different types of knee aches, pains, and injuries. Soft tissue massages can also help reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation.

Advanced Mechanics and Technology:

The Future of Knee Pain Therapy

While knee pain is a common symptom that affects millions of Americans every year, no two cases of knee pain are ever exactly alike. Some types of knee injuries require non-traditional solutions. At New Jersey Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments that leverage mechanics and technology to help patients recover from injuries while treating inflammation and pain as well as resolve the root cause of the pain.

AlterAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is equipped with NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, which is a precise air calibration system that uses the user's actual body weight to enhance rehabilitation and training. By utilizing a pressurized air chamber, the AlterG allows patients and athletes to move without any pain or restrictions.

This advanced knee pain treatment in West End, NJ uniformly reduces gravitational load and body weight up to 80% in precise 1% increments. The results can be incredible, with patients reporting benefits such as:

  • Restoring and building of knee strength
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Better balance
  • Improved knee function
  • More

What Makes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill So Effective?

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can monitor various metrics such as speed, gait pattern, stride length, and weight distribution. With real-time feedback and video monitoring, your rehabilitation team can promptly and accurately identify issues and pain points or monitor your progress throughout your knee pain rehabilitation journey.

One of the key benefits of this cutting-edge equipment is that it replicates natural walking and movement patterns without the artificial feel that hydrotherapy or harnesses create. This makes it an excellent choice for faster recovery after knee injuries or surgeries, as it allows for early mobilization while also preserving strength. Furthermore, it is ideal for sports recovery as athletes can use it for physical conditioning maintenance.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Our advanced treatment modalities for knee pain include laser therapy, which harnesses the revolutionary power of light through photobiomodulation (PBM). LiteCureâ„¢ low-level laser therapy is available for acute and chronic types of knee pain and can be hugely beneficial when coupled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and sports recovery care.

Understanding Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is a medical treatment that harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. The photons from the light penetrate deep into the tissue and interact with mitochondria, which results in a boost in energy production. This interaction sets off a biological chain reaction that increases cellular metabolism. Utilizing low-level light therapy has been shown to:

  • Alleviate knee pain
  • Speed up tissue healing
  • Promote overall health and wellness
  • Expedite knee pain injury recovery
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

Exclusive Access to

Pain Management Professionals

At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we know that every patient requires a personalized approach to chronic knee pain and condition management. Sometimes, our patients need access to pain management professionals, who can offer relief in conjunction with physical therapy and other solutions like low-level laser therapy.

Two of the most common services we offer for pain management includes acupuncture which can assist in avoiding knee replacement surgery.

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

What Happens During Acupuncture Therapy for Knee Pain?

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

Is Acupuncture Actually Effective for Knee Pain?

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Avoid Knee Replacements with Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in West End, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment West End, NJ

When it comes to knee pain therapies and treatments, getting a knee replacement should be last on your list. Why put your body through such trauma if you haven't tried other non-invasive treatment options? Whether you're an athlete trying to work through a knee injury or you're over 65 and are dealing with osteoarthritis, NJ Sports Spine and Wellness can help.

It all starts with an introductory consultation at our office in Matawan or Marlboro. During your first visit, we'll talk to you about your knee pain symptoms, the goals you have in mind, and the advanced knee pain treatments available to you at our practice. From there, it's only a matter of time before you get back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Every day you wait can worsen your knee condition. Contact us today and let our team help get you on the road to recovery and life with painful knees.

Latest News in West End, NJ

West End Golf Club Brings Golf Simulation to Rutherford

either rain nor snow nor blazing heat can keep golfers from getting in their swings at West End Golf Club. The spot in Rutherford offers premium golf simulator bays in an atmosphere that welcomes both beginners and pros alike.“Our mantra is FORE EVERYONE,” says West End Golf Club Co-Owner Brian Miceli, a golf enthusiast and entrepreneur. “We focus on providing an incredible indoor experience where golfers of all levels can fall in love with the game; and develop their skill set. We want to create a local golf communi...

either rain nor snow nor blazing heat can keep golfers from getting in their swings at West End Golf Club. The spot in Rutherford offers premium golf simulator bays in an atmosphere that welcomes both beginners and pros alike.

“Our mantra is FORE EVERYONE,” says West End Golf Club Co-Owner Brian Miceli, a golf enthusiast and entrepreneur. “We focus on providing an incredible indoor experience where golfers of all levels can fall in love with the game; and develop their skill set. We want to create a local golf community versus your standard get in/get out practice facility.”

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The 2,100-square foot space is a fun and engaging place to improve skills, compete against friends, and enjoy golf. “The decor is clean and modern with a mix of new and vintage golf art and photographs,” Brian says. “Our goal is to promote a laidback and welcoming vibe. The personality of golf has expanded so much over the last few years. We hope to be a part of that forward movement for the game.”

The key differentiator for West End Golf Club is their technology, says Co-Owner Corey Wootton. He is a former NFL player turned real estate investor and sports broadcaster. In particular, they use a camera-based system called Uneekor. The software provides immediate feedback of club information, swing impact, and also records video. “This feature is unlike any simulator in close proximity,” Corey says.

Their focus on the aforementioned welcoming atmosphere is another point of pride for West End Golf Club. “Golf is not easy,” says Co-Owner Adam Gross, a former attorney now in the tech space. “It’s essential for those who are new to the game to feel comfortable in the environment. WEGC is an intimate, non-intimidating setting that allows golfers of all skill levels to fall in love with the game.”

Each simulator bay at West End Golf Club has its own beverage refrigerator. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food. They even have a partnership with Ferazzoli’s Italian Kitchen, a local pizzeria, offering delivery and a discount on orders. Of course, guests don’t have to be avid golfers to visit, relax, and have fun. “We hope to create a comfortable and welcoming space at each bay with our custom counters/seating,” Adam says. “We also always try to have the music going and the big sporting events playing on our TVs. Come for the golf, stay for the vibe.”

WEGC offers daily simulator rentals, private lessons, and membership packages (monthly, six-month, and 12-month options). They also host events like parties and fantasy drafts. “Rutherford is a great town with a strong community feel,” Brian says. “We absolutely love the town and that we are able to give back to the community with WEGC.”

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Penn Station is finally ready to stop teasing NJ Transit train riders

The gates locking four sets of stairs from Penn Station New York platforms, which have been frustrating commuters for more than a year, will finally soon be open.The new stairs, built as part of the new west end concourse by the Empire State Development Corp. will be open by "mid-month," Steven Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director, said at Wednesday's board o...

The gates locking four sets of stairs from Penn Station New York platforms, which have been frustrating commuters for more than a year, will finally soon be open.

The new stairs, built as part of the new west end concourse by the Empire State Development Corp. will be open by "mid-month," Steven Santoro, NJ Transit Executive Director, said at Wednesday's board of director's meeting.

"We can confirm that the west end concourse will be open in mid-June to help customers egress from the platforms," Santoro said.

They stairs could be open as soon as Thursday, said Joe Clift, a transit advocate and former Long Island Rail Road planning director.

"The west end concourse is opening a year late," he said. "NJ Transit riders had no access, it's been driving people crazy. It's supposed to open [Thursday]."

An email sent Wednesday morning to an Empire State Development Corporation spokeswoman asking for confirmation of the opening was not answered.

Commuters have asked for more than a year about when the stairs would be unlocked.

In April 2016, Empire State Development Corporation officials said the work was on schedule and on budget, and that those staircases would open last fall. In August, an ESDC spokesman repeated the fall opening date. But 2016 came and went and the stairs were still under lock and key.

In March, ESDC officials said the stairs would be open this spring. Earlier this month, officials still declined to give a date even when they were reminded that June 20 is the last day of Spring.

Full opening of the concourse and stairs has been delayed after it was redesigned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to match new technology and amenities in other stations, ESDC officials said. Opening the concourse and retrofitting it would have cost more and inconvenienced riders longer, officials said.

Once opened, it will end more than a year of frustration for commuters who have been barred from using the completed stairs, which would ease rush hour crowding on Penn Station platforms and the 10 minutes it can take to reach the station concourse.

The new staircases and a new west end concourse were built as part of the $148 million first phase of a project to convert the Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue into Moynihan Station. The stairwells connect the concourse to platforms 3,4,5 and 6, which serve two tracks each.

While NJ Transit commuters are stuck in pedestrian gridlock on the platform, Long Island Rail Road commuters have been able to use a section of the west end concourse. That section of the new concourse is open during the morning and afternoon commuter rush and closed for work during midday.

Totowa business owners oppose proposed asphalt plant

TOTOWA - More than 100 people, including several business owners, turned out Monday for a hearing on an asphalt plant planned for West End Road.South Port LLC is seeking a height variance to put an asphalt plant on 3.6 acres of land at 200 West End Road, in an industrial zone near Route 80 and the borough's border with Wayne. The variance would permit a 98-foot-tall industrial tower.Local business owners are calling the proposed plant a nightmare, saying it will harm air and groundwater quality, increase noise po...

TOTOWA - More than 100 people, including several business owners, turned out Monday for a hearing on an asphalt plant planned for West End Road.

South Port LLC is seeking a height variance to put an asphalt plant on 3.6 acres of land at 200 West End Road, in an industrial zone near Route 80 and the borough's border with Wayne. The variance would permit a 98-foot-tall industrial tower.

Local business owners are calling the proposed plant a nightmare, saying it will harm air and groundwater quality, increase noise pollution, and decrease property values, as well as create the possibility of spills.

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Asphalt plant proposed for Totowa

"We would have to move out if this plant opened up," said Peter Longo, CEO of Precision Custom Coatings Inc., a Maltese Drive manufacturer of wovens, knits, specialty fibers and custom coatings.

South Port LLC is owned by Scott Braen, whose family has long been involved in the asphalt industry. The family owns two asphalt plants in Haledon, Braen Stone and Braen Supply.

The applicant is also seeking a 0.9 acre easement for land between the recycling and composting facilities which are also on the property.

Employees from Precision Custom Coatings attended the most recent hearing about the plant before the Totowa zoning board this week, dressed in blue T-shirts with their company's name on the back to show their opposition.

Longo says the property his company's property has traffic and flooding issues.

"Sometimes it takes a half hour to get out of Maltese Drive and onto Riverview Drive," he said, noting that trucks that coming to businesses on West End Road and Maltese Drive back up.

Previous testimony from the applicant's experts said the site would be open 24 hours, but would mostly operate at night. The site could store up to 15 trucks on the facility at one time, but the applicant doesn't anticipate doing that, according to previous testimony.

"The trucks would come from West End Avenue, come to the dead end portion of the street, and would then be directed to either the plant or the silos," said Jeffrey Meeker, manufacturer for the asphalt plant.

Once the trucks get the asphalt, they would exit through the proposed easement, make a right turn to go out to Maltese Drive, and then come out of Maltese Drive, where they would either make a left onto Taft Avenue or get back to West End Road to exit, according to testimony from a previous hearing. The trucks would be traveling in a one-way loop, according to the testimony. Trucks cause the traffic to back up on Maltese Drive.

Longo also said there are flooding issues in the area.

"On our street, we have two to three feet of water every time it rains," said Longo.

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Timothy Donahue, an attorney representing Grandview Printing, said the proposed plant would create noise, dust, pollution and traffic for everyone.

"You have this massive building with eight structures that all exceed the zoning requirement," Donahue said.

"It's going to be a real nightmare," Donahue said, noting that it will be difficult for employees at his client's business to get to and from work because of the truck traffic.

The plant would include a tower for making the asphalt, silos for storing the finished product, cold feed bins, a baghouse, a dryer, and tank farms, which will store the liquid asphalt and deliver the liquid product to the batch tower.

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Ninety-five percent of the finished product will be made out of sand, stone and recycled asphalt, according to the testimony.

The next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Totowa Borough Hall.

Long Branch apartments, businesses OK'd next to Springsteen 'Born to Run' cottage

LONG BRANCH - If you want to live next to some rock 'n' roll lore, a three-story 26-unit apartment building was approved on West End Court, two doors down from the cottage where Bruce Springsteen wrote his breakthrough "Born to Run" album.The developer, West End LB Development LLC, told the Asbury...

LONG BRANCH - If you want to live next to some rock 'n' roll lore, a three-story 26-unit apartment building was approved on West End Court, two doors down from the cottage where Bruce Springsteen wrote his breakthrough "Born to Run" album.

The developer, West End LB Development LLC, told the Asbury Park Press that it intends to offer the two-bedroom units, which are a couple of blocks from the beach, for rent.

Along with the draw of the beach and Springsteen lore, the West End is a neighborhood of small shops, restaurants and residences that has been likened to a city-village atmosphere by residents. Following a 2012 fire that destroyed three buildings across from the park, the section has attracted new growth.

Jason Fichter of InSite Engineering, the project's engineer and planner, said the apartment building will be "another big step in beautifying the neighborhood," which has seen an old, vacant movie theater replaced by a stone synagogue with ground-floor retail.

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The void left by the fire as been filled in with a pair of mixed-use buildings with ground-floor retail and residential units on the above floors.

The new building will also have nearly 1,400 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, keeping with the specifications of the West End Design Overlay, or WEDO, the new zoning that was created during the public hearings and legal battles over the synagogue a few years ago.

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The building location is 6 West End Court. Currently, there is a small professional building with upstairs apartments on the site and a parking lot. That building will be demolished for the new apartments. The building will be 38 feet in height and cover about 35,000 square feet.

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The developer was granted some variances from the city's Planning Board, including one for parking. The city's ordinance required 72 parking spaces, whereas the developer proposed 59. Some of those spaces will be placed on an un-named alley between West End Court and New Court that presently has no marked spaces for parking.

Fichter said the apartments will provide more residential density to support the West End's commercial businesses as well as conserve, if not increase surrounding property values.

As far as Springsteen's legacy is concerned, the old "green shotgun shack" at 7½ West End Court that he rented during the mid-1970s when he wrote "Born to Run," will not be touched. The shack is a light shade of blue these days.

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When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; dradel@gannettnj.com.

House where Springsteen wrote 'Born to Run' for sale

springsteen house.pngThis house at 7 1/2 West End Court in Long Branch, where Bruce Springsteen wrote the 'Born to Run' album, is for sale. (Andrew Mills | The Star-Ledger)LONG BRANCH -- In their land of hopes and dreams, Jerry Ferrara and his two business partners would have renovated their beach cottage in Long Branch into a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.After all, Ferrara, his sister and friend - big Springsteen fans - ...

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This house at 7 1/2 West End Court in Long Branch, where Bruce Springsteen wrote the 'Born to Run' album, is for sale. (Andrew Mills | The Star-Ledger)

LONG BRANCH -- In their land of hopes and dreams, Jerry Ferrara and his two business partners would have renovated their beach cottage in Long Branch into a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.

After all, Ferrara, his sister and friend - big Springsteen fans - bought that particular house six years ago for one reason: Springsteen wrote his entire "Born to Run" album while living there.

But now that life has taken them in different directions, the co-owners have reluctantly decided to sell it, but hope the new owners will preserve the spirit of the house.

"We probably paid more than it was worth when we bought it because of what we call 'the Bruce factor,'" Ferrara said. "We still think it's worth it."

When Ferrara's father first suggested he buy the house in 2009, Ferrara didn't take him seriously. But soon he found himself convincing his sister, Kim McDermott and his friend Ryan DeCarolis to go into partnership with him to save the 828-square foot house a block-and-a-half from the beach from potentially being demolished.

Before they knew it, they were handing over a check for $280,000 for the opportunity to own what was to them the ultimate piece of Springsteen memorabilia.

"We'd been to a couple of auctions where people paid a ridiculous amount of money for a (Springsteen) signed guitar," said Ferrara, 58, of Belmar. "To me, the house is better than that stuff. It's the place where he wrote 'Born to Run.'"

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The plan was for DeCarolis to live there while the trio - friends who have seen more than 100 Springsteen concerts together - slowly made some renovations.

Then DeCarolis got married and needed a bigger house. McDermott got divorced and Ferrara got extra busy with his construction work. They decided they didn't have the time to devote to the house.

Built in 1920, the two-bedroom, single-bath house with a new roof, new wood floors and vinyl siding is now on the market for $299,000. Springsteen, who this year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of the 'Born to Run' album, has said in interviews that he wrote every song on the album, including the title track as well as "Thunder Road," "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out," "Jungleland" and "Backstreets," while living there from 1974 to 1975.

Visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland a few years ago, McDermott said she saw at the Springsteen exhibit the round wooden table that graced the kitchen of the house while Springsteen lived there. On the table were bills addressed to him at that house at 71/2 West End Court, she said.

The house does draw visitors and Ferrara and McDermott said they try to accommodate the fans who come from all over the world.

Since they've owned it, they'd engaged in discussions with various groups about buying it an turning it into a public attraction or a non-profit operation that would retain 'the Bruce factor.'

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But now that it's for sale, they don't have any control over its future.

"I hope it doesn't just become some house on West End Court," said McDermott, a 46-year-old preschool teacher from Little Falls. "We would hope someone would keep 'the Bruce factor' in it," she said.

McDermott, Ferrara and DeCarolis are disappointed that they couldn't make more of a Springsteen attraction out of the house in the years they owned it. But in her dreams, McDermott has the ideal scenario for the next owner.

"In a dream world, Bruce would show up and say 'I think I should own this still,'" McDermott said. "But I don't think that's going to happen."

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