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 Neptune City 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 Neptune City 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 Neptune City 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 Neptune City. 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 Neptune City 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 Neptune City, 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.
NEPTUNE - Township, county and state officials have been meeting to determine how best to help and support residents of a growing tent city behind the ShopRite along Route 66.The ...
NEPTUNE - Township, county and state officials have been meeting to determine how best to help and support residents of a growing tent city behind the ShopRite along Route 66.
The encampment is located behind the parking lots of ShopRite and the Zen Leaf dispensary and borders residential homes on Cardinal Road. Unhoused individuals have made their homes in the woods for the better part of the last decade, and the number of people living there has grown to several dozen.
At the March 27 Township Committee meeting, Business Administrator Gina LaPlaca spoke about the township's recent private meeting with the owner of the property and government officials.
"The township hosted a meeting on March 17 with the DC office of homeless prevention, the owner of the property where the encampment is located and all representatives of all the relevant township departments having oversight of the issues occurring at the camp," LaPlaca said.
The landowner has agreed to grant access to the property to state, county and township personnel, and the township has formally requested technical assistance from the state, LaPlaca said.
She added the township is now in the data collection stage of the technical assistance process to identify who is living in the encampment, what resources are available to them based on their need, and opportunities for relocation, LaPlaca said.
She added that the goal is "finding appropriate relocation for these folks."
The next in-person meeting between township, county and state officials is tentatively scheduled for next month.
During the public comment portion of the March 27 meeting, resident Gary Brown thanked the governing body for the update and said since the last meeting "no trespassing" signs have been put up.
"How and when are they enforced and by whom? There have been more tents put up on the side of the ShopRite, and with that I appreciate what you're trying to do with helping them find new homes or help but in regard to the trash I really haven't seen much movement with that," Brown said.
"It does blow into our yards, and we would appreciate any movement with that," Brown added.
He told the committee that he also understood that last week one of the people living in the tent city was assaulted.
"So with all this nice stuff that is going on at a slower pace, just realize there are things going on there at a much faster pace," Brown said.
Charles Daye is the metro reporter for Asbury Park and Neptune, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. @CharlesDayeAPP Contact him: CDaye@gannettnj.com
Photo Credit: Alissa DeleoThe boutique plant shop offers customers a variety of easy-care for blooms, hanging baskets, rare and trendy house plants and homewares and gifts made by local artisans. Photo Credit: Alissa DeleoPhoto Credit: Alissa DeleoEucalyptus Houseplants and Home is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo Credit: Alissa DeleoEucalyptus Houseplants and Home in Neptune City, which opened in September 20...
Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
The boutique plant shop offers customers a variety of easy-care for blooms, hanging baskets, rare and trendy house plants and homewares and gifts made by local artisans. Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
Eucalyptus Houseplants and Home is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
Eucalyptus Houseplants and Home in Neptune City, which opened in September 2022, is owned by Cristina Kocsis. Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
By Alissa Deleo
PublishedApril 10, 2023 at 4:55 PM
NEPTUNE CITY, NJ — Since opening six months ago, Eucalyptus Houseplants and Home has been providing those looking to add a little greenery to their spaces with a variety of over 70 options of plants to choose from.
Located at 116 Third Ave., in Neptune City., the boutique plant shop offers customers easy-to-care for blooms, hanging baskets, rare and trendy houseplants, homewares and gifts made by local artisans.
Owner Cristina Kocsis said she developed her business from her lifelong passion for gardening, plant life and creativity.
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"I knew I always wanted to work with plants," she said.
Kocsis explained that she learned how to garden from her Father, who grew up on a farm in Spain.
She recalled spending summers on the farm where eucalyptus trees were abundant.
"When you go there, the air smells like it," Kocsis said, adding, "The shop's name is a tribute to my Father and where he's from."
Kocsis selects all of her horticultural products from nurseries throughout New Jersey and New York.
Currently, the most popular sellers are the Tradescantia Nanouk and Calathea Musaica.
The shop includes a potting bar where individuals can bring in empty pots to be filled with a plant of their choice.
"I try to keep everything affordable to everybody," Kocsis said.
The shop offers a personalized consultation to pair the right plant with the right plant owner's home environment and lifestyle.
"I offer something different for collectors or for people who are new to collecting plants," she said.
Kocsis said the most rewarding part of her job is interacting with customers and helping answer any questions that they may have about caring for their plants.
"I like making people happy. I talk to every single person that comes in," Kocsis said.
"I especially enjoy when people come in, and they don't know what they're looking for — I help them find the right plant for them, and they leave really happy."
Additionally, Eucalyptus Houseplants and Home offers classes, demonstrations and an event space for private parties.
The shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information on Eucalyptus Houseplants and Home, visit its website here.
Annette Scott (center) leads a weekly one-hour course at NJ Reentry's office, 72 Morris Ave., Neptune City, where those on parole or probation in New Jersey learn about their voting rights. Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo By Alissa Deleo PublishedMay 29, 2023 at 7:19 PMLast UpdatedMay 29, 2023 at 7:19 PMNEPTUNE CITY, NJ — Annette Scott of Neptune is on a mission to help the formerly incarcerated understand their ...
Annette Scott (center) leads a weekly one-hour course at NJ Reentry's office, 72 Morris Ave., Neptune City, where those on parole or probation in New Jersey learn about their voting rights. Photo Credit: Alissa Deleo
By Alissa Deleo
PublishedMay 29, 2023 at 7:19 PM
Last UpdatedMay 29, 2023 at 7:19 PM
NEPTUNE CITY, NJ — Annette Scott of Neptune is on a mission to help the formerly incarcerated understand their voting rights as they re-enter society, ensuring that those who wish to may cast their ballots in the June 6 statewide primary election.
Each Wednesday Scott, a League of Women Voters of Southern Monmouth County (LWVSMC) board member, conducts a one-hour course at NJ Reentry's office, 72 Morris Ave., Neptune City, where those on parole or probation in New Jersey are given the opportunity to register to vote and decide if they would like to become poll workers.
"I inform them of their voting rights," Scott said, adding, "I explain how understanding their voting rights in New Jersey can help them, their community and their families."
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During the weekly classes, Scott assisted by Donna Lembo helps formerly incarcerated citizens in their registration process by reviewing and mailing each application.
In March 2018, Scott formed a partnership between the LWVSMC and the Monmouth County chapter of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation to launch the Reenter-Register-Vote (RRV) initiative, which makes the voter registration process a regular part of a citizen's reentry into society once their sentence is complete.
Scott's program has now helped over 5,000 citizens vote and has successfully “planted seeds of interest that she hopes will grow into full participation in our democracy."
Twice a year before the primaries in June and the general election in November, Scott offers voter registration to those in parole facilities in Cumberland, Passaic, Camden and Mercer counties.
"When I tell them they can cast their vote and I see the look on their face and how they want to fill out the voter application — I'm happy," she said.
Scott also visits Morris and Camden jails to complete voter registration with detainees who have not been sentenced. She hopes to soon be offering this service in Monmouth County.
Scott said she is passionate about educating individuals on the importance of voting in all elections, not just presidential ones.
"Too many think that their vote doesn't count or that they can only vote for the president," Scott explained. "I educate them on the history of voting rights and encourage them to exercise their right to vote in local elections, such as for the mayor of their town, council members, state senators, and board of education."
The New Jersey Reentry Corporation is a nonprofit agency with a social mission to remove all barriers to employment for citizens returning from jail or prison. Former Gov. Jim McGreevey is chairman of the nonprofit's board.
The League of Women Voters is a 102-year-old nationwide, nonpartisan organization that originally encouraged women's suffrage and assisted women with the voting process.
The league's goal today is to keep voters informed and to "empower voters by defending democracy."
Rebuilding Warriors is a non-profit that pairs honorably discharged veterans with service dogs. During Sunday's event, "K9 Tito" will be presented to a veteran.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebuilding WarriorsRebuilding Warriors is a non-profit that pairs honorably discharged veterans with service dogs. During Sunday's event, "K9 Tito" will be presented to a veteran.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebuilding WarriorsRebuilding Warriors will be hosting its 9th Annual Fun...
Rebuilding Warriors is a non-profit that pairs honorably discharged veterans with service dogs. During Sunday's event, "K9 Tito" will be presented to a veteran.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebuilding Warriors
Rebuilding Warriors is a non-profit that pairs honorably discharged veterans with service dogs. During Sunday's event, "K9 Tito" will be presented to a veteran.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebuilding Warriors
Rebuilding Warriors will be hosting its 9th Annual Fundraiser at the Headliner this Sunday, which will feature food, live music, and more. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rebuilding Warriors
By Jack Slocum
Last UpdatedMay 4, 2023 at 6:08 PM
NEPTUNE CITY, NJ – Hangout with dogs for a good cause! Rebuilding Warriors will be hosting its 9th Annual Fundraiser at The Headliner this Sunday, May 7. The event, which is being held from 2 to 7 p.m., will feature food, live entertainment, and more.
Rebuilding Warriors is a Texas-based non-profit that raises money to assist honorably discharged veterans living with physical and mental disabilities including amputations, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI.) The organization pairs service dogs with these veterans to give them companionship.
“These dogs become great confidence builders aiding these men and women as they return to society. It will become a challenge for the participants to raise and care for these world-class animals,” a Rebuilding Warriors statements reads. “The unconditional love given and received by these dogs will teach these warriors to ignore their own self-imposed limitations.”
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In an effort raise money to purchase these service dogs, Rebuilding Warriors will hold its 9th fundraising event at The Headliner, located at 1401 NJ-35 in Neptune. For $25, participants have access to the event and food. There will also be happy hour drink specials. Donations are collected at the door.
There will be live entertainment throughout the event, featuring performances from the Pipes and Drums Band of The Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, The TBPG Band, and the Lake Como-based band the E Boro Bandits. A cameo from Pat Roddy is also expected to take place.
In addition to the food and entertainment, there will also be a gift auction, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. At 4 p.m., “Tito,” a certified service dog, will be presented to a veteran that is a part of the Rebuilding Warriors program.
To learn more about Rebuilding Warriors and to learn how to donate, click here.
There has been a recent flow of feedback provided to the governing body in Neptune City by some residents voicing concern about the possible locations of cannabis dispensary shops in the borough.Neptune City is now bringing back another opportunity for residents to provide feedback on this topic.Since most New Jersey voters approved the 2020 referendum, cannabis businesses have been looking to open up shop acro...
There has been a recent flow of feedback provided to the governing body in Neptune City by some residents voicing concern about the possible locations of cannabis dispensary shops in the borough.
Neptune City is now bringing back another opportunity for residents to provide feedback on this topic.
Since most New Jersey voters approved the 2020 referendum, cannabis businesses have been looking to open up shop across the state and after some delays along the way, there have been locations popping up for those interested in making that purchase.
In Neptune City, with most residents voting in favor of it as well, the governing body in the borough began to discuss it.
Mayor Andrew Wardell said the conversations began back in 2020 before it was voted on by residents and in speaking with the governing body, it was brought up that "if this passes, how do people feel about Neptune City being cannabis contributors? Most people were like, yea, I don't see that being a problem."
In the summer of 2021, an ordinance was adopted to allow retail-only sales in Neptune City and when it was, there wasn't much pushback at that time, Mayor Wardell said.
Over time, there rose some concern among local residents about the locations being proposed by the companies looking to come in and set up shop.
It was then that Mayor Wardell explained that a lot of people were upset and asked if the ordinance could be updated, prompting a recent letter to residents in the borough.
Due to the vote in 2020 and each town across the state having to say yes or no to a state-imposed deadline of opting in or opting out of permitting these cannabis businesses in their municipality, Mayor Wardell echoed an understanding a lot of other towns face.
"If you opt in, you're in, you can't just opt out. We can't get out of that now, we did that almost two years ago."
When some of the residents learned that the cannabis companies were thinking of setting up in a certain part of town, they became concerned, in part, because "some people have a parent that lives in that neighborhood."
There were other concerns among some residents about traffic if/when one or two shops were to open up along the Route 35 corridor.
Under the Neptune City ordinance, stores would have to be at least 500 feet apart and nobody is allowed to consume marijuana/cannabis anywhere in public in Neptune City, it has to be at home.
The next council meeting in the borough of Neptune City will be on Dec. 12 and you can submit feedback in person then or anytime by emailing CAC@neptunecitynj.com.
"We want to hear people out before we introduce it (the ordinance)," Wardell said. "We're not going to do anything until the new year."
This is your opportunity he said to express concerns that you may have with the locations proposed for the cannabis shops.
Two companies have applied for resolutions of support, Wardell said, in East Coast Cannabis and Ivy Hall.