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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex. 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex, 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.
MIDDLESEX, N.J. -- We first told you earlier this week about a number of homes in Middlesex County on the brink of falling into a creek behind them.Residents and local lawmakers tell CBS New York a federal project is causing erosion but that residents' pleas for help have been ignored.CBS New York's Christine Sloan reached out to state and federal la...
MIDDLESEX, N.J. -- We first told you earlier this week about a number of homes in Middlesex County on the brink of falling into a creek behind them.
Residents and local lawmakers tell CBS New York a federal project is causing erosion but that residents' pleas for help have been ignored.
CBS New York's Christine Sloan reached out to state and federal lawmakers to see what they can do to help these homeowners.
"The whole thing just sank like a sinkhole," Middlesex resident Al Platten said.
At least two homes on Heather Lane in Middlesex Borough are on the verge of becoming part of the Green Brook behind their properties. One of the homes has been condemned since 2022.
Neighbors on the street with a half a dozen houses say they're scared because the land's been sinking since Hurricane Ida.
"Every time it rains, you watch," Middlesex resident Sharon Doll said.
Homeowners say it could be devastating if the two homes collapse.
"Any damage as a result of this house getting condemned or falling or construction, I mean, it's already cracked," Platten said.
The erosion is evidenced by a pipe, which used to be underground, sticking out of the ground.
One neighbor says he's lost 35 feet of land behind his home.
"I want them to fix it," Platten said.
The Army Corps of Engineers built a wall a decade ago, but residents say their problems began when a pump station was added two years ago to reduce flooding in nearby Bound Brook.
"The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible," Platten said.
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has spoken to the Army Corps of Engineers and disputes that.
"This has not been impacted by the pumping stations or the work that the Army Corps of Engineers has done," Watson Coleman said. "The houses were built before there was a requirement that they could only be 150 feet close to a creek. They were within 25 feet."
But Watson Coleman calls this serious, saying she'll get urgent help and talk to the governor to see if the state can fund a new project to fix the problem.
"The Army Corps of Engineers would come in and assess it, and then there would be a determination as to what it costs and should it be done," Watson Coleman said.
New Jersey State Sen. Jon Bramnick is unwilling let the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook.
"We can get the funds, but this is an engineering ongoing situation that was created and caused, allegedly, by the Army Corps of Engineers," he said.
The Army Corps of Engineers has not returned our call.
Middlesex's mayor wants a retaining wall along the homes.
The congresswoman, meanwhile, says money for the original wall can't be used for a new project. She wants homeowners to call her district for any new funding.
Christine Sloan is an Emmy Award-winning reporter, who covers New Jersey for CBS 2 New York. Sloan re-joined the station in January 2023. She also worked at CBS 2 New York from 2004 to 2016.
Weather conditions permitting, the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conducting mosquito control treatment (spraying via trucks) to control and reduce mosquitoes that can spread viruses (like West Nile Virus) and/or minimize nuisance mosquitoes to tolerable levels, in the following area.Check here to see if you are located in the: Mosquito Spray Zone/Ma...
Weather conditions permitting, the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conducting mosquito control treatment (spraying via trucks) to control and reduce mosquitoes that can spread viruses (like West Nile Virus) and/or minimize nuisance mosquitoes to tolerable levels, in the following area.
Check here to see if you are located in the: Mosquito Spray Zone/Map.
For information about UltraLow Volume spryaing of approved insecticides using truck mounted sprayers, please review the CDC Website: What You Need to Know About Truck Spraying.
For current information on all spray applications in Middlesex County, please review the Commission's Mosquito Spray Schedule.
For the complete Public Spray Notice, please click here.
What can residents do to reduce exposure?Please note, neither the USEPA nor the CDC requires relocating or taking special precautions during spraying. However, any possible exposure risk can be reduced by following some sensible actions: (1) Pay attention to notices about mosquito spraying found through newspapers, websites, automated telephone messages or notices distributed by municipal, county or state agencies. (2) Stay indoors during spraying with doors/windows closed and with air conditioners turned off to outside air. The EPA recommends that people remain indoors for at least one-hour after mosquito spraying to allow the spray to settle and dissipate. (3) Plan your activities to limit time spent outside during spray operations. Cover outside items like furniture and grills before the spraying takes place. Bring pets and items like pet food dishes and children’s toys indoors. Rinse any uncovered items left outside during spraying. (4) Consult your doctor or local Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, if you think you have a reaction to the insecticide spray.
You are receiving this notice because you have indicated in the past that you would like to be notified by e-mail regarding any mosquito control spray operations in and around your area (or within 3 miles of your address if a beekeeper). If for any reason, you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you may respond to this e-mail requesting so.
Sincerely,Superintendent (NJDEP CPA License #50245B)Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission200 Parsonage RoadEdison, NJ 08837Phone: (732) 549-0665
Approaching the ending of our summer plans and activities, it seems that there were more things that we wanted to accomplish. Even with the best laid plans, this epilogue becomes the very reprise of each passing summer.How do we break this persistent cycle? Do we attempt to plan more efficiently or leave off some of these items from our bucket list? I have always tried to live by the old adage; “if you fail to plan then you will plan to fail”.This conundrum seems to pervade both outside as well as inside of Borough ...
Approaching the ending of our summer plans and activities, it seems that there were more things that we wanted to accomplish. Even with the best laid plans, this epilogue becomes the very reprise of each passing summer.
How do we break this persistent cycle? Do we attempt to plan more efficiently or leave off some of these items from our bucket list? I have always tried to live by the old adage; “if you fail to plan then you will plan to fail”.
This conundrum seems to pervade both outside as well as inside of Borough Hall. In other words, some positive and some not-so-positive events do occur every year. The similarities are striking.
For instance, although years in the making, our streetscape, along Bound Brook Road, plan is finally coming to fruition.
On the flip side, we have spent many hours in conversation, meetings and emails attempting to resolve the erosion problem with the folks on Heather Lane. I call this an urgent environmental emergency (one of two lingering in the Borough). The agencies that initially offered to help were FEMA, Army Corp, Green Brook Flood Control Commission, DEP, State OEM and the list goes on. One by one they all bowed out. I have called Senator Bramnick to come out and take the tour. He was quite surprised to see the damage. Next, I called Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to also come out to see the problem. Hopefully she will visit soon.
I urge residents to contact your representatives to remedy this issue as one house has already been condemned and if nothing is done, the domino effect will claim the other homes. I believe that federal funds can be available in this case. Unfortunately, the Borough cannot get involved with private property.
On a positive note, we have recently purchased the Foreign Express property at 302 Union Ave. The vision is that this will be a nice addition to enhance the Victor Crowell Park entrance, including parking and rest rooms.
On the flip side, we are still facing the ecological and environmental damage of our historic Creighton Lake, which occurred when on August 1, 2021, a major N.J. American Water main burst, bringing to our lake much debris and chemical discharge causing a massive fish kill and extremely high E. Coli contamination (in my opinion). One month later we were hit with storm Ida, further exacerbating the damage. This is now a “swirling vortex of entropy). N.J. American Water has absolved all responsibility for the damage. Again, Senator Bramnick took the tour to view the ongoing problems with our lake.
The road to success in these two problem areas, in my opinion, is to scour every possible related resource and inundate them with persistence until resolved.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister.
Mayor John L. Madden
In honor of 9/11 and the upcoming remembrance ceremony at the park, Victor the Rock Snake is asking everyone to paint patriotic rocks. Please hold on to your rocks for when the park is re-opened.T-shirts are available for purchase! Proceeds support the Plainfield Area Humane Society. Purchase Online Now Mid-week Update August 29Many friends stopped by for Vic...
In honor of 9/11 and the upcoming remembrance ceremony at the park, Victor the Rock Snake is asking everyone to paint patriotic rocks. Please hold on to your rocks for when the park is re-opened.
T-shirts are available for purchase! Proceeds support the Plainfield Area Humane Society.
Many friends stopped by for Victor photos – including Rocky!
Victor continues to wind his way around the grassy area past the 3rd lamp post!
We met several friends who stopped by for a picture! Thank you to our Middlesex Borough BOE, who stopped by and added their rocks with a Back to School theme!
Check out our Rock Photo Gallery, graciously created by our own, Rob Morris. Thank you, Rob! Photos are free to download. If you can't get to the park, you can always view them here. We believe there are over 600 rocks!
Our t-shirt fundraiser is over, but we DO have extra t-shirts for anyone who missed out! Drop a comment in the Facebook post if you’re interested.
Enjoy and paint a rock!
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Victor the Rock Snake will remain in Victor Crowell Park until September 23rd! Feel free to continue to contribute. We’re currently brainstorming ways to preserve Victor. We originally asked everyone to collect their rocks at the end of the project. We have some time to come up with ideas. Also, if we’re going to have bad weather where the park may flood, we’ll ask everyone to come get their rocks.
The kids’ group picture will be this Saturday, August 26th, between Noon and 1:00pm. Please let us know if you’ll be attending by commenting on Facebook here.
The 9/11 Remembrance will soon be upon us. We thought it would be nice to add some patriotic rocks to Victor for the occasion.
Enjoy and paint a rock!
Victor the Rock Snake is officially past the 3rd lamp post and growing!
Although we said we'd be ending the project next Saturday, August 26th, there has been a lot of interest in letting Victor stay for a little while longer. Our intrepid volunteer project leader is working on making that happen and we will make an announcement soon.
We'd still like to get a group photo of the kids that added rocks to Victor on August 26th, maybe between noon/1:00pm. As always, you can follow Victor's progress here. Enjoy and paint a rock!
August 12, 2023| Victor continues to grow – we made it to the 3rd lamp post! Look for the yellow tshirt at Victor's tail in the photo here.
We have approximately 2 weeks left of this project. We may be doing a rock take-back day on Saturday, August 26th. If you're available, we'd like to get a group photo of the kids that added rocks to Victor.
ONLY 1-week remaining to purchase a Victor the Rock Snake tshirt! We need to make it to 15 shirts for them to be printed. Please help us make our goal! Don't forget to support Victor's fundraiser to help his fellow animals. Proceeds to support the Plainfield Area Humane Society. You can buy a shirt or make a donation, or both! Enjoy and paint a rock!
Victor continues to grow! The end of his tail is approximately 10 feet from the 3rd lamp post! We have approximately 3 weeks left to see if we can make it to the boat house.
Don't forget to support Victor's fundraiser to help his fellow animals! Proceeds to support the Plainfield Area Humane Society! You can buy a shirt or make a donation, or both! Visit our CustomInk fundraising page here.
August 1, 2023 | And now we are a fundraiser! Victor the Rock Snake would like to help his fellow animals by supporting the Plainfield Area Humane Society! Buy a tshirt to help Victor! Our community has risen to the occasion in helping Victor grow, so Victor would like to give back to his fellow animals with this fundraiser.
Visit our Fundraising page on CustomInk to purchase your “I ROCKED MIDDLESEX” tshirt !
July 30, 2023 | Victor continues to grow! We're getting closer to the 3rd lamp post and the boat house! Great job, Middlesex! You Rock! You can see how long Victor is in our photo gallery below, with one of Victor's helpers standing at the end of the snake. There's also a very special message on one of the rocks.
There is another month left of Summer, so let's see how much more we can get Victor to grow!
July 16, 2023 | Victor is really moving aLONG!! He is 100 feet long (thank you, DPW!) and is made up of over 300 rocks! We are now past the second lamp post and we can see the boat house!
Also, photographer, Robert Morris did an album for us (thank you, Robert!). Visit the smugmug gallery to enjoy the rock-artwork up close! All files in the Smugmug Gallery are unlocked and can be downloaded at no cost. https://robert-morris.smugmug.com/MiddlesexRocks2023/
We’re creating a “rock snake” along the walkway in Victor Crowell Park and we’ll need your help. Add your painted rock to “Victor” the rock snake. Let’s see how long Victor can grow by the end of the summer!
Look for Victor just past the gate and past the picnic tables. You’ll find our sign – and Victor's head!
September 6, 2023
A group of homeowners in New Jersey are experiencing a nightmare firsthand: homes are being condemned because they're at risk of falling into a creek.One house, specifically, in the Borough of Middlesex has been condemned. The mayor on Wednesday acknowledged it's only a matter of time before it gives way and the homes goes down."It's a dire emergency, we have to do something," Mayor John Madden said.One man put it simply -- they're paying property taxes on properties that essentially don't exist anymore....
A group of homeowners in New Jersey are experiencing a nightmare firsthand: homes are being condemned because they're at risk of falling into a creek.
One house, specifically, in the Borough of Middlesex has been condemned. The mayor on Wednesday acknowledged it's only a matter of time before it gives way and the homes goes down.
"It's a dire emergency, we have to do something," Mayor John Madden said.
One man put it simply -- they're paying property taxes on properties that essentially don't exist anymore.
The mayor's not the only one hitting the panic button in Middlesex. Families in this quiet cul de sac are too, as backyards are quite literally shrinking, crumbling and falling down the side of a cliff into the creek below.
"There are numerous people in this town that are furious," neighbor Ken Beck said.
The home along Heather Lane next to Beck's has already been condemned; the backyard is practically non-existent.
"I've lost over 35 feet of my backyard also," Beck said.
Neighbors say the issue started getting bad about two years ago, around the time of Hurricane Ida. Many in the tri-state are still recovering from the remnants from that storm.
Some believe a nearby pumping station has only made things worse as the rushing waters claws away at the earth beneath.
"It wasn't even a slow erosion, it was a few feet a week or every major storm. It just fell, like a complete collapse," neighbor Al Platten said. "You woke up one day and 30 feet of your property is gone."
The mayor says he's appealed to various government agencies for help, but nothing is getting done.
"This is critical. This house, the family room is gonna to be lost probably in another 2-3 heavy rains. And then the structure will be very unsafe, it'll have to be torn down," Mayor Madden said.
In a statement, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who oversees the district, says her office "is aware of the erosion along Heather Lane and has been in touch with the Mayor, the Governors team and both Senators Bramnick and Scutari to see if there are resources available to dedicate to this matter. This is a multifaceted issue that needs all levels of government working together from the local to the state to the federal."
While neighbors remain hopeful a solution can be found soon, they say for now, it's too little, too late.
"I don't think I can sell my house, period. I have to disclose this house is condemned," Beck said.
"I'm worried about the entire neighborhood, we have good people here, they're turning for help and no one is helping them," Platten said.