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 Howell 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 Howell 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 Howell 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 Howell. 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 Howell 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 Howell, 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.
Patch asked Board of Education candidates to share their views on the issues. Martianne Degliuomini of Howell presents her ideas.|Updated Wed, Oct 4, 2023 at 6:29 pm ETHOWELL, NJ — Martianne Degliuomini is one of four candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Howell Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election.This would be her first try at election to the school board, and she is facing three incumbents, current board President Albert Miller and members Denise M. Lowe and Ira Thor.In these profiles, ca...
|Updated Wed, Oct 4, 2023 at 6:29 pm ET
HOWELL, NJ — Martianne Degliuomini is one of four candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Howell Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election.
This would be her first try at election to the school board, and she is facing three incumbents, current board President Albert Miller and members Denise M. Lowe and Ira Thor.
In these profiles, candidates provide voters with background about themselves and their positions on the issues, as they see them.
Degliuomini of Danella Way says she supports more communication with parents from the school district.
Read more from Martianne Degliuomini:
Candidates were asked to provide their professional or volunteer information, school board experience, campaign links, and personal background.
I have lived in Howell for over 14 years, where my husband and I are raising our two beautiful children. I am a parent that cares about all Howell students and I feel that the time has come to put them first.
I am confident in my ability to tackle the tough issues and work together with other board members, educators and families to create a brighter future for our children.
I have been to numerous Board of Education meetings and have been a part of the Community Interaction Committee for almost two years. I’ve been listening to concerns from the community for three years, and now is the time to help make a difference for the students and families.
Candidates were asked about the important issues in their district, and how the school board can address them.
As at any school district, there are always issues, however, I moved to Howell 14 years ago so that I could provide a wonderful education and school community for my children. That still stands true today.
Are there some things that could be improved? Absolutely. There is always room for improvement.
A lot of the issues are due to the lack of communication with the parents. Howell school board needs more parents with children in the school system to represent them. As a mom in Howell, that will my main goal. I want to be the voice of the parents of Howell, whether you agree or disagree with me, I want to be able to express the concerns of all the parents.
If the administration could hear more from the parents, I think, that will help tackle the issues of Howell, which are transportation, choice of curriculum, staffing concerns, reconfiguration concerns, etc.
Candidates were asked if they wanted to comment on state Policy 5756, which provides guidance regarding transgender students, including communication with parents. Some districts in the state are repealing or amending the policy.
I feel that this policy shouldn’t even be up for debate. No school should be allowed to take away parental rights. I am for all children. And the way to do that is by keeping parents informed on what’s happening in our schools with their children. If we eliminate the parents, the school system will fail. I am happy that at this past school board meeting on Sept. 20, the board voted against Policy 5756, and we are awaiting the second vote at October's meeting.
Candidates for Howell Board of Education: (Full term, vote for three)
There are no open spots for the Freehold Regional Board of Education from Howell this election year.
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This Saturday, you can see 11 contestants compete for two Miss Central New Jersey spots, leading up to next year's Miss New Jersey. |Updated Wed, Oct 4, 2023 at 6:01 pm ETHOWELL, NJ — You can be part of the excitement leading up to next year's Miss New Jersey/Miss America competitions at a Central Jersey preliminary event this Saturday at Howell High School.The fifth annual Miss Central Jersey/Miss Central Jersey Coastline event, a preliminary to 2024 Miss New Jersey and Miss America competitions, will take place...
|Updated Wed, Oct 4, 2023 at 6:01 pm ET
HOWELL, NJ — You can be part of the excitement leading up to next year's Miss New Jersey/Miss America competitions at a Central Jersey preliminary event this Saturday at Howell High School.
The fifth annual Miss Central Jersey/Miss Central Jersey Coastline event, a preliminary to 2024 Miss New Jersey and Miss America competitions, will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Howell High School, said Darlene Corrubia.
Corrubia is a co-director of the event. Pete Bruno, former Howell High School athletic director, is the director of the event. she said. The outgoing Miss Central Jersey, Marielle Marlys of Wall, is the master of ceremonies, said Corrubia.
You can buy tickets at the door. The price is $20 per person and will be used toward the scholarship funds for the contestants, she said. The school is at 405 Squankum Yellowbrook Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.
And Corrubia said you can look forward to evening of excellent entertainment from the 11 contestants: There will be lyrical dance, a classical Indian dance, vocalists, tap dancers and a new category of talent called Her Story, in which a contestant presents a story about a meaningful experience in her life. You can learn more at the organization's website.
The Howell High School Rebel Remix will also perform, Corrubia said.
Corrubia said there is no contestant this year from Monmouth County, but there are two contestants from Ocean County, one from Lakewood, the other from Barnegat.
There is no more "swimsuit and heels" in the Miss America program, Corrubia noted.
Rather, winners are determined based on 30 percent for a intensive personal interview; 20 percent for talent; 20 percent for "Red Carpet," or evening gown; 10 percent for community service and 20 percent for health and fitness, in which contestants are in athletic wear and explain their health routines.
You can learn more about the Miss New Jersey competition at the organization's website. Twenty-two women will compete at the state level next year.
The competitions are all nonprofit organizations that raise scholarship funds for contestants that are applied under strict guidelines to the contestants' institutions of higher learning. The age range for contestants in 18 to 28, allowing graduate students to participate in the scholarship program too, said Corrubia.
The 102-year-old Miss America competition is the largest single source of scholarships for women, she said. She said to stay tuned for the 2023 Miss New Jersey and Miss America events, the dates of which will soon be announced.
The Howell Planning Board is scheduled to continue consideration of the AAVRHW Property, LLC – Victory Road mega warehouse this Thursday.HOWELL, NJ — A proposal for a 203,802-square-foot warehouse/with office on Victory Road is once again on the Planning Board agenda for this Thursday, continued from prior dates.And Howell NJ First, an organization that has opposed "mega-warehouse " applications here and elsewhere in to...
HOWELL, NJ — A proposal for a 203,802-square-foot warehouse/with office on Victory Road is once again on the Planning Board agenda for this Thursday, continued from prior dates.
And Howell NJ First, an organization that has opposed "mega-warehouse " applications here and elsewhere in town, is encouraging residents of the area to turn out for the hearing.
The AAVRHW Property - or Victory Road - application calls for 25 loading dock spaces, two drive ramps, 68 trailer parking spaces, as well as 73 passenger vehicle parking spaces, according to the application.
The matter was first scheduled before the board in November 2022 and has had many continuations, although there also has been past testimony and many exhibits and site plan drawings submitted for various aspects of the project.
The meeting is Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Township Hall on Route 9.
The application came up at a Township Council meeting last week when several residents expressed opposition to the plan, particularly because of the truck traffic the warehouse will create.
The people who spoke said not only is safety an issue, but so is quality of life.
"This is a small farm road," one resident said.
While the residents urged the Township Council to change the zoning in the area to prevent warehouse development, town planning professionals noted this application was already underway and would not be affected by any future zoning changes.
However, Director of Community Development and Land Use Office Matt Howard said the township and the board are continually reviewing the Master Plan to consider revisions throughout the township.
The residents in the area have retained a lawyer to fight the application, attorney Stuart J. Lieberman of Princeton.
The firm represents 10 Howell residents as objectors, and it also retained two expert witnesses who testified on environmental engineering issues and traffic issues.
Marc Parisi, of Howell NJ First, said the environmental engineer testified that the proposed development is on a property with a high water table, and as a result will need to bring in 80,000 cubic yards of fill to raise the ground up - that's 6,000 dump truck loads to bring in the fill, the expert said.
Parisi said that if the site is approved, there are concerns about storm water drainage.
One exhibit cited by the developer in the application indicated brooks in the area would accommodate drainage.
Parisi said the traffic engineer testified about an S curve on Victory Road, which would be reduced to 25 mph in that area. The shoulders of the road would be widened. He said trucks would be directed to Route 547. But he said there isn't an easy T intersection there and turning would require a wide swing.
Parisi said the county lists Route 547 in that eastern part of the township as a scenic road. But he said the character of the road would change with the warehouse traffic.
"It's important the community is present and engaged in what is happening. The time to get involved is now," Parisi said, urging attendance at the meeting Thursday.
He said residents in the areas of Oak Glen and Maxim Southard roads will all be affected.
A large portion of the existing woods would be removed for the warehouse/office building. Access will be provided via two new full movement driveways along Victory Road and a 30-foot-wide circulation aisle around the eastern, southern and western sides of the building, according to the application as presented on the agenda.
Other improvements listed by the developer include concrete sidewalks, curbing, ADA curb ramps, storm water management as well as new landscaping and lighting throughout.
The site is at Block 41, Lot 17, Victory Road.
Driver for a private contractor was making a run from Howell High School when he stopped to get a drop-off roster, leaving students alone. HOWELL, NJ — A driver for Jay's Bus Service, contracted for the Freehold Regional High School District, won't be driving for the district anymore after he stopped the bus at his home to pick up a drop-off roster, the district said.The district has filed a Report of Students Left Unattended with the state, and this driver has been barred from driving Freehold Regional students, said d...
HOWELL, NJ — A driver for Jay's Bus Service, contracted for the Freehold Regional High School District, won't be driving for the district anymore after he stopped the bus at his home to pick up a drop-off roster, the district said.
The district has filed a Report of Students Left Unattended with the state, and this driver has been barred from driving Freehold Regional students, said district spokesperson Rebecca Policastro on Wednesday.
"He was not one of our drivers," she said, "so I cannot speak to his current employment status. We barred him from covering runs in the district."
The name of the driver was not released by the district.
She explained the series of events:
On Monday afternoon, the driver, employed by Jay’s Bus Service based in Lakewood, picked up students at Howell High School.
The driver apparently realized he did not have the roster that tells him where the bus stops are located and proceeded to return to his home to retrieve it.
The bus was parked outside the driver’s home for approximately three minutes and no students left the bus during that time, she said.
The driver then proceeded to return to the original route and dropped students off at their designated bus stops.
District officials were notified of the situation as students were being dropped off at their bus stops and the run was being completed.
The district immediately contacted Jay’s and the driver was halted, but the students from Howell High School were all dropped off by this time, said Policastro.
A report on News 12 New Jersey quoted a Howell family whose daughter said students were standing up in their seats, taking videos and were waiting while the engine was running and the door open. Her father said it was "bad judgment" on the driver's part, and that someone could have driven away with the bus with the students on it.
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It's Open Farm Day Sunday at Cedar Lane Farm In Howell, where owner Diann Mellot can introduce you to some special alpacas.|Updated Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at 7:29 pm ETHOWELL, NJ — If you've ever been curious about alpacas, you have a chance to be introduced to some stars of an alpaca herd right here in Howell.On Sunday, Oct. 1, Diann Mellott of Cedar Lane Farm will open the farm for a small fee (free for children under five) for visitors to get a greater understanding of the value and history of the alpaca.The...
|Updated Fri, Sep 29, 2023 at 7:29 pm ET
HOWELL, NJ — If you've ever been curious about alpacas, you have a chance to be introduced to some stars of an alpaca herd right here in Howell.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, Diann Mellott of Cedar Lane Farm will open the farm for a small fee (free for children under five) for visitors to get a greater understanding of the value and history of the alpaca.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $6. The farm is at 67 Victory Road, Howell.
The tour includes a presentation about alpacas and a question and answer period - all with some help from alpacas Charlotte and Sophie.
Mellott said alpacas are camelid members of the biological family Camelidae. She said they originated in Canada and proliferated in South America in the Western Hemisphere.
"They are a prehistoric animal and migrated in the Ice Age to South America," Mellott said.
Mellott began raising alpacas in 2010. Before that she had horses.
The alpacas are much lighter - 145 to 200 pounds, and they are pretty calm and quiet, she said.
"They have paws like a dog, with two toenails. They're not noisy - but they do hum," Mellott said.
They also have a pretty relaxed personality.
"They sort of mosey around - unless the food bucket is out. They run to that," she said.
Plus they're not happy in the rain - that makes then head for the barn too.
Mellott's farm also has a shop, the Alpaca Shop, and she said alpaca fleece is most prized as fiber that is not only soft like cashmere, but stronger and warmer.
She sells yarn from her own alpaca herd and she also stocks such items as socks and scarves and hats from other manufacturers. The alpaca content in these wares in these products is much higher than in most, she said. The socks, too, are made in the U.S.
For more information about the farm and other open farm dates and events, go to the farm's webpage at www.CedarLaneAlpacas.com or call 732-938-4185.