Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to overall wellness and healing that focuses on correcting issues with your musculoskeletal system. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, it can alleviate and even eliminate common problems such as:
To treat your conditions and help reduce your pain, chiropractors use time-tested, hands-on techniques to adjust your spine, neck, back, and other joints throughout your body to restore proper function, mobility, and alignment. Once your body is in proper alignment, it functions optimally, leading to improved overall wellness and health.
Unlike some sports rehab clinics in The Garden State, chiropractors from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and needs relating to your pain and ability to live a normal life. Because our team takes a holistic approach to healthcare, we cover all aspects of your health and wellness when developing your chiropractic treatment plan. That way, we increase your chances of living a fulfilling life free of pain and worry about throwing your back out.
Seeing a chiropractor can quite literally change your life for the better. According to the American Chiropractic Association, in general, chiropractic therapy is a more effective solution for back pain than other treatments like addictive pain pills, surgeries, and yoga. When combined with services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and acupuncture, chiropractic care may be the key you need to open the door to a pain-free life.Shedule An Appointment
Some of the many benefits of seeing a reliable, licensed chiropractor include the following:
Perhaps the most obvious reason to make an appointment with a chiropractor is for back pain relief. Some people only need to see a chiropractor when they have occasional back pain, such as when they wake up in the morning. Others, such as those who have been in serious car accidents, need regular chiropractic adjustments and therapies, which are often supplemented with techniques like physical therapy and acupuncture.
There are many causes of back pain that range from advanced conditions like having sciatica and herniated discs to everyday issues like poor posture and sleeping in a harmful position. Your chiropractor's job is to pinpoint the cause(s) of your back pain and build a customized plan to address your musculoskeletal conditions. Once that happens, pain relief follows shortly after.
At New Jersey Sports Spine & Wellness, we craft personalized chiropractic plans for every patient we treat, with the goal of avoiding harmful surgeries and addictive medicines.
If you've never experienced a headache in your life, you're exceedingly rare. Just about every American will suffer from a headache at some point or another. For some, headaches only happen occasionally and are not much more than an annoyance. For others, headaches evolve into crippling migraines that can affect quality of life, ability to work, and much more.
If you find yourself digging into a bottle of Aspirin or something stronger when you have a headache, it might be time to visit an NJSSW chiropractor.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling like you didn't sleep a wink the previous night? Do you have to take sleep aides like Ambien in order to drift off to dreamland? If you have chronic back pain, getting a full night's rest is easier said than done. From misaligned spines to improper sleeping posture, your chiropractor in Asbury Park can use manipulation therapy and other techniques to boost blood flow and align your vertebrae, so your body can heal itself and help you rest better.
One of the best things about seeing your chiropractor is that when your session is over, you often feel great. The pain relief feels phenomenal. When you're not in pain, you have a more positive outlook on life, and often enjoy better sleep, blood pressure, and even sexual relations. It makes sense, then, that chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, which promotes relaxation and improved mental health.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we work with a long list of athletes who suffer from sports injuries and other problems that can manifest from being active. For professional athletes, having a trustworthy chiropractor to care for them is needed for their careers. But you don't have to be a pro athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. Ordinary people that enjoy active lifestyles can reap tremendous rewards through chiropractic care, such as improved range of motion and relief from compressed discs.
Whether you enjoy impromptu games of tag football or simply want to play with your kids, seeing a chiropractor can help you be healthy and active without fighting back, neck, and joint pain. That's especially true when chiropractic therapy is used in conjunction with acupuncture, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.ies and addictive medicines.
Your NJ Sports Spine & Wellness chiropractor in Asbury Park may use a range of techniques to restore function and alignment in your body. Some of the most common techniques our chiropractors use include:
Life has a habit of being unexpected. Sure, some surprises only hurt your bank account, like last-minute renovations in your home. But severe incidents, like car accidents, can inflict physical injuries that cause you long-term pain. These problems, like neck and back injuries, affect many Americans daily. Even worse, many hardworking people turn to risky surgeries and addictive pain medications, only to find themselves deep in a hole that seems impossible to get out of.
If you suffer from serious range-of-motion issues or you're in chronic pain, it's important to know that you have treatment choices. You don't have to put your health at risk to relieve your pain. One of the most successful non-invasive treatments offered for pain is physical therapy. The main goal of physical therapy is to restore movement and function to patients affected by illness, injury, or disability.
Physical therapists work with patients of all ages and abilities, from children to elderly adults, to help them overcome physical limitations and improve their quality of life. At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our physical therapists help treat a wide range of conditions, from neck pain and spinal cord injuries to back pain and arthritis.
Once our PTs have made headway, they will often use our chiropractic therapy to provide the patient with more relief. Having the option of both chiropractic and physical therapy is often very effective, because your chiropractor in Asbury Park can address nerve irritation and joint dysfunction while your physical therapist helps retrain your musculoskeletal system, allowing your body to heal faster.
Some of the biggest benefits of using physical therapy along with chiropractic care include:
Occupational therapy, or OT, is to help patients of all ages and abilities engage in activities of daily living, or ADL. Often, that means helping patients reclaim the ability to continue working, going to school, accomplishing day-to-day tasks, or other activities common to daily living.
Occupational therapy can benefit individuals going through many conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and chronic pain. The end goal of occupational therapy is to help patients achieve the maximum level of independence and participation in their daily lives. If pain, discomfort, weakness, fatigue, or fear prevent you from participating in activities you love, an OT from NJ Sports Spine & Wellness could become the MVP of your wellness journey.
To give our patients the most complete pain relief and recovery options, our doctors and practitioners will often lean on the expertise of both a physical therapist and a chiropractor in Asbury Park. By working together, your PT, OT, and chiropractor can provide you with a comprehensive approach to total-body functionality, from your spine and joints to your mind and range of motion.
Some of the most common benefits of using OT with chiropractic care include:
Acupuncture boosts your body's functions and helps improve its ability to heal through anatomic site stimulation - usually called acupuncture points or acupoints. To stimulate these points, acupuncturists at NJ Sports Spine & Wellness insert fine, sterile needles into your skin. Most patients don't feel any pain as needles are applied. Typically, needles are left in the skin up to 30 minutes. After your session, it's normal to feel incredibly relaxed.
While some practitioners still adhere to traditional philosophies, modern acupuncturists take an integrative approach to the therapy. Today, professional acupuncturists use these techniques to stimulate your body's natural healing and pain-fighting processes. When coupled with personalized care from a chiropractor in Asbury Park as well as physical or occupational therapy, you can find real relief from the physical and emotional roadblocks holding you back. Some of the most reported benefits of acupuncture treatment include:
During an acupuncture session, you may feel a slight sensation of warmth or tingling at the needle's site of insertion. Generally speaking, acupuncture is painless and perfectly safe for you to consider. In fact, many practitioners and doctors recommend combining acupuncture with other treatment options like chiropractic adjustments.
Though acupuncture and chiropractic therapies come from different origins, both include non-invasive, holistic, and gentle approaches that don't require drugs to work. They also both facilitate total-body healing by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms - not just the symptoms themselves.
Because acupuncture is known to release endorphins and improve blood flow, having a session prior to a chiropractic adjustment can be very beneficial. That's because, after acupuncture, your muscles are less stiff, more relaxed, and easier to adjust effectively. Over time, as you combine acupuncture and chiropractic therapy, you'll benefit from less inflammation and less pain as you heal from injuries or musculoskeletal conditions. That same truth applies to patients who undergo serious chiropractic adjustments.
At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, our staff consists of licensed and highly-trained professionals, including specialists focusing on:
Every member of our team believes that the path to wellness and a pain-free life begins with customized treatment plans that cater to your needs and body. Unlike some chiropractors in Asbury Park, we do not treat on-the-surface symptoms with one-size-fits-all therapies. We do not rely on powerful pain medications to mask your pain or invasive surgeries that require weeks of recovery. Instead, we address the root causes of your pain so that we can help you live the happy, healthy life you're craving.
To achieve that goal, we'll conduct an in-depth evaluation to learn about your medical history. We'll also perform diagnostic tests and speak with you one-on-one to get a better sense of your needs. From there, we'll recommend the therapies that can give you a new lease on life and be there for every milestone you hit.
If you're fed up of living with the limits of pain and lack of mobility, we're here to help you break free. Contact our office today to get started.
I remember going to the House of Independents to see Colin Hay (Men at Work) who was doing a Q&A and showing segments of an upcoming documentary that he had been working on. In addition, he did perform several songs and it was a very enjoyable program. That's what made this particular music club unique, they had the ability to host a sit-down program, concert, film, dance, etc.The House of Independents on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park was referred to as "one of the state’s premier clubs for punk and alternative musi...
I remember going to the House of Independents to see Colin Hay (Men at Work) who was doing a Q&A and showing segments of an upcoming documentary that he had been working on. In addition, he did perform several songs and it was a very enjoyable program. That's what made this particular music club unique, they had the ability to host a sit-down program, concert, film, dance, etc.
The House of Independents on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park was referred to as "one of the state’s premier clubs for punk and alternative music." Originally opening 8 years ago in 2015, announced it has hosted its last concert and has closed its doors for good in Monmouth County.
According to NJ.com, "House of Independents, the popular downtown club in Asbury Park, has been shuttered since Sept. 29, when drenching rains overflowed nearby Wesley Lake and flooded portions of the city, wreaking havoc on several businesses. The venue announced Thursday it will remain closed, citing the damage."
If you purchased tickets for an upcoming show at the House of Independents don't worry because according to NJ.com "Events left on the House of Independents calendar are actively being relocated to other venues, with purchased tickets being honored."
Sad to see this unique music venue close for good, but let's hope whoever buys this Asbury Park property will consider continuing it to be a concert venue. The owners of House of Independents thanked its supporters and fans for nearly a decade of fun and great music. They also highlighted the amazing staff they had working for them and thanked them as well.
Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.
Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.
Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo By Alissa Deleo PublishedNovember 13, 2023 at 9:51 AMLast UpdatedNovember 13, 2023 at 9:51 AMASBURY PARK, NJ — The Asbury Park Public Library, located at 500 First Ave., has several events planned this week for children, teens and adults to participate in.Select events require registration by calling the library at 732 774 4221.Monday, November 13Sign Up for FREE Asbury...
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ASBURY PARK, NJ — The Asbury Park Public Library, located at 500 First Ave., has several events planned this week for children, teens and adults to participate in.
Select events require registration by calling the library at 732 774 4221.
Monday, November 13
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The Mahjong Club continues to meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bradley Room.
The library will host ASD Sensory Storytime from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. in the Bradley Room. Join Ms. Nina each Monday at 1:30 p.m. for a sensory storytime tailored to children on the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) spectrum. This program is best for ages five and up. Please call the library with any questions.
Toddler Story Time will take place from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in the Jr. Room. Join the little ones in your life for stories and songs each Monday. This free event is geared toward children ages two to four, although all ages are welcome. Adult supervision is required. No registration is necessary.
The library continues to host a board game night each Monday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Jr. Room. Ages 10+ are welcome, and no registration is required.
Tuesday, November 14
Circling Eagle, a program for children ages five and up will take place in the Jr. Room from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The Youth Writing Club will hold its weekly meet-up at 5:30 p.m. in the Jr. Room. Those ages nine and up are welcome to join Ms. Nina in the Jr. Room for a creative writing session. This class is for writers of all levels. Come work on your favorite story or poem! Registration is required.
Tween Tuesdays will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jr. Room. Join Ms. Nina in the Junior Library every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a fun activity ranging from pizza parties, movie night, author readings and crafts. Those ages 11 and up are welcome. Registration is required.
The No Pressure Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bradley Room. Come enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and talk about what you’re currently reading. Adults and 18+ are welcome, and no registration is required.
A weekly Video Game night is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Jr. Room. Those ages 11 and up are welcome to attend. Join Mr. Matt on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Jr. Room for Nintendo Switch Mario Kart, Mario Party and Mario Golf. This activity is free to cardholders. Those ages nine and up are welcome.
Thursday, November 15
The Warm Hugs Crochet Club will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bradley Room. Attendees may bring their own projects and supplies or select from one of the library’s easy patterns. Basic patterns and supplies will be provided.
A Thanksgiving read-aloud and craft will take place in the Jr. Room from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Children ages five and up are welcome to attend.
Throughout November, the library will host a Gambia Scavenger Hunt.
Participants are welcome to learn about the current Gambia exhibit throughout the library by participating in a scavenger hunt to win prizes.
Friday, November 17
The library will host an afternoon movie in the Bradley Room. “Dog” (PG-13) will be shown from 2 to 4 p.m.
Bulldozers arrived on the beach in Asbury Park on Thursday, apparently to begin clearing a path around the Casino breezeway, which was shut down last week following an inspection that revealed structural deficiencies in the rickety old boardwalk icon.A crew began pushing sand on Thursday morning to flatten out a path that may allow boardwalk strollers to bypass the fenced-off Casino bre...
Bulldozers arrived on the beach in Asbury Park on Thursday, apparently to begin clearing a path around the Casino breezeway, which was shut down last week following an inspection that revealed structural deficiencies in the rickety old boardwalk icon.
A crew began pushing sand on Thursday morning to flatten out a path that may allow boardwalk strollers to bypass the fenced-off Casino breezeway. The shutdown effectively sealed off the southern end of the boardwalk, blocking the passthrough to Ocean Grove.
Tom De Seno, a local lawyer from Asbury Park, took pictures as the bulldozers and backhoes went to work just past the footprint of where the building that housed the Casino ice rink used to be. That building was demolished in 2006.
Madison Marquette, which owns all the buildings on the boardwalk, did not respond to repeated requests for comment on Thursday. But the Asbury Park City Manager Donna Viero said the city wants Madison Marquette to use the beach as a walk-around to keep the foot traffic moving.
“We have been talking to them about using the beach,” Viero said.
The company did not say what the structural deficiencies were, but did say the closure was “temporary” when it shut the building on May 8.
Right now, the nearest detour for people on the boardwalk are the the two footbridges over Wesley Lake. But Ocean Grove locks those footbridges between midnight and 5 a.m., and despite a recent letter from Asbury Park mayor John Moor to open them, the Neptune Township Commission, which oversees Ocean Grove, decided to keep them shut.
“Asbury Park did reach out to us by way of a letter from the mayor, which I gave to the township committee,” said Gina LaPlaca, the Neptune Township business administrator. “But at the moment there is no interest in changing the policy.”
With the Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, Asbury Park has been asking Madison Marquette to build a new boardwalk connection. Earlier this week, rumors began flying around online that Madison Marquette planned to knock down the decrepit Casino within a matter of days, but those rumors proved to be unfounded.
In order to knock down the Casino, Madison Marquette would need permission from the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Asbury Park.
“No application for demolition has been filed,” Viero said. “The only thing we are talking about with Madison Marquette is how to get around the Casino breezeway.”
Built in 1929, what’s left of the Casino forms the southern bookend of the Asbury Park boardwalk, with Convention Hall at the other end. Earlier this year, the City of Asbury Park filed a notice of default against Madison Marquette for failing to maintain the Casino and Convention Hall.
According to a published report, the company has put together a $130 million boardwalk restoration plan that includes a 3,500-seat amphitheater on the beach at the Casino. But the company has yet to make a formal announcement of the plan.
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Trace the ups and downs of the diverse beach community of Asbury Park through its musical history, architecture, restaurants, events and entrepreneurs. TV host Darley Newman meets locals at The Stone Pony, The Wooden Walls Project, The Turf Club, Frank’s Deli and along the boardwalk to share the intersection of our built environment with community and culture along the Jersey Shore.
3 minute read0:001:22ADThe Bonney Read may have set sail, but The Mainstay bar and lounge just docked in its place, holding its grand opening on Wednesday.Owner and chef James Avery made the space more casual, for an evolving dining scene. He removed Bonney Read's raw bar to create an open air, U-shaped bar, lightening up the color palette with tans and natural hues.He also added live plants like elephant palms, and cleared out the dining area to make way for cushiony conversational seating and coffee ta...
The Bonney Read may have set sail, but The Mainstay bar and lounge just docked in its place, holding its grand opening on Wednesday.
Owner and chef James Avery made the space more casual, for an evolving dining scene. He removed Bonney Read's raw bar to create an open air, U-shaped bar, lightening up the color palette with tans and natural hues.
He also added live plants like elephant palms, and cleared out the dining area to make way for cushiony conversational seating and coffee tables.
In the spring and summer, Avery will also be adding a "chill" hang out spot outside with patio furniture. "It's a place you can go cocktailing, and hang out in a bar scene," but with chef-inspired bites, he said.
"I don't want it to be this super stuffy mixology bar," he added. "I want it to be fun and youthful, but not a crazy nightclub. Just somewhere you can go to chill ... that's why I kept it very beachy."
The iconic Bonney Read, a seafood restaurant that dominated Cookman Avenue for nearly a decade, closed on Sept. 30. At the time, Avery ensured it wasn't goodbye, just a rebirth to something new — citing a need for less seasonality and more stable hours for his employees.
The Mainstay, by definition, is "the most important part of something, or providing support for everything else." It's also an important rope on a sailboat, paying nautical homage to the Bonney Read.
While the spirit of the former restaurant lives on, with slight nods to the nautical ambiance, there are new bites to try.
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Offerings like edamame dumplings; Korean-style boa buns with bulgogi beef, kimchi and scallions; and jerked chicken quesadillas were top sellers on opening night.
Instagram influencer and mixologist Rachael Robbins (aka Chickologist on Instagram) consulted on the "fun and playful" cocktail menu, according to Avery.
There are returning favorites, like Bonney Read's famous frose (frozen rose), but also some new heavy-hitters like the Ye Olde Salty Dog (a play on a Salty Dog), with tequila, guava juice, pineapple and black lava salt.
The bar also serves up Root Beer Float Old Fashioned, which Avery said is "a boozy Manhattan or whiskey drink with flavors of vanilla and sarsaparilla."
"We're taking very pedestrian things and giving them a little inspiration from my travels to different coastal areas," Avery said. "I want people to feel like they're on vacation eating this food."
He plans to tweak the menu, as well as certain aspects of the lounge, in weeks to come, he said.
While Avery has received "tons of positive feedback," the transition was intimidating.
"You take a risk, and step out of your comfort zone when [transforming] a restaurant like the Bonney, that was working for a decade," he said. "It was nerve-wracking, so it was very satisfying to see people utilize the space, and see it in a different light than people just sitting down to eat linguini and clams or lobster.
"Seeing people dance, seeing people laugh, seeing people wave to their friends across the bar ...," that's what the whole transition was for, he added.
Go: 525 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park; 732-455-3352, itsthemainstay.com.
Gabriela L. Laracca joined the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey in 2021 and eagerly brings her passion for cuisine and culture to our readers. Send restaurant tips to email@example.com.