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 West Carteret 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 West Carteret 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 West Carteret 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 West Carteret. 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 West Carteret 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 West Carteret, 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.
Last UpdatedMarch 27, 2023 at 3:38 PMWOODBRIDGE, NJ — The town’s Zoning Board has finally granted all necessary approvals – over persistent neighborhood objections – for two, new apartment buildings on West Avenue in Sewaren.This squabble may not be over.Homeowners have, for months, protested plans for the “Arches at Sewaren,” saying the “Victorian-style” multi-unit buildings are a bad fit in their neat neighborhood of older single-family h...
Last UpdatedMarch 27, 2023 at 3:38 PM
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The town’s Zoning Board has finally granted all necessary approvals – over persistent neighborhood objections – for two, new apartment buildings on West Avenue in Sewaren.
This squabble may not be over.
Homeowners have, for months, protested plans for the “Arches at Sewaren,” saying the “Victorian-style” multi-unit buildings are a bad fit in their neat neighborhood of older single-family homes.
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Lifelong Sewaren homeowner Sandra VanOrden, a vocal West Avenue opponent, says she and like-minded neighbors may file a Superior Court appeal to block construction, asking a judge to take an impartial look their concerns. It is not known if area residents have hired an attorney.
The Zoning Board voted 5-2 on Thursday, March 23rd, to grant a host of variances that Arches at Sewaren, LLC, needs to move ahead with its two-year-old project. The limited liability company’s principle is Thomas J. Fallon of Manalapan.
In an online interview, VanOrden said:
“(Residents) filled the room, did our research, and our concerns and evidence fell upon deaf ears. Apparently, the township is not abiding by the rules they've set ... essentially, there is no need for a zoning board or for a historical commission if they aren't valid. What’s their purpose? They're just sucking up our taxes. Their plan has two buildings on one lot, and it is not in conformity with the development standards for this zone. The developer truly has not considered its responsibility to its neighbors and their properties."
Arches at Sewaren LLC initially proposed two “Victorian-style,” two-story buildings each with 14 apartments on three vacant lots totaling 1.5-acres. Those wooded properties are listed as 551, 555 and 561 West Avenue.
It’s latest proposal shows the applicant reduced the number of apartments by one, from 28 to 27. Instead, it added a community room to one of the buildings. Tenants would still have 56 off-street parking spaces buffered from the street by thicker landscaping.
The latest revision includes outdoor lighting to better shields nearby homes. Landscapi ng – with 8-foot-high evergreen trees and an 8-foot solid vinyl fence – along the rear property line to screen the apartment buildings from view.
On Nov. 11, 2022, the township Zoning Board denied all approvals for this apartment complex after a large number of objections from homeowners on West Avenue, Marsh Street and Cliff Road.
Arches at Sewaren LLC, originally applied to the Zoning Board with a similar proposal in October 2020. It withdrew that application and went back to the drawing board before the board had a chance to make any final decisions.
West Avenue has one other apartment building, next door to the Arches at Sewaren site. Two-story Ivy Apartments, at 567 West Ave., has rented 17 studios and one-and two-bedroom apartments since it was built in 1981.
CorrespondentOLD BRIDGE — The Halal Spot conducted a grand opening celebration on Saturday, though the quick service restaurant opened for business last month.To mark its launch, the restaurant, which is located in the Route 18 Marketplace at Maple Street just before the Wawa Convenience Store on the southbound side of 18, offered 15 percent off all day as well as free giveaways.Owner-operator Imran Shabbir, who now runs a pair of Halal Spots in Middlesex County, said he launched the first on Rooseve...
OLD BRIDGE — The Halal Spot conducted a grand opening celebration on Saturday, though the quick service restaurant opened for business last month.
To mark its launch, the restaurant, which is located in the Route 18 Marketplace at Maple Street just before the Wawa Convenience Store on the southbound side of 18, offered 15 percent off all day as well as free giveaways.
Owner-operator Imran Shabbir, who now runs a pair of Halal Spots in Middlesex County, said he launched the first on Roosevelt Avenue in West Carteret five years ago. He feels that there’s a demand for the same high quality and healthy halal food in the township, so he duplicated his model in Old Bridge.
“We’re ready to to continue getting the love from Old Bridge that we’ve been receiving so far,” said Shabbir. “That’s what halal Food is.”
The crew members are looking forward to meeting the needs of patrons in every way, added Shabbir, who doesn’t believe you have to buy a franchise to deliver premium food and the great in-store experience that's so vital these days.
“If you can do things better on your own, why not?” Shabbir said, citing his small but growing organization, which his brother, Umair, and their father Shabbir Hussain, also play a key part in.
For example, not being “regulated by a broad franchise concept gives us the right to change our menu and the level of spices as required,” he said. “We’ll experiment and cater to the needs of the community.”
The cuisine is Mediterranean with a South Asian twist, said Imran, citing an intentional similarity to “halal New York style platters.” Kabobs, curries, gyros, and burgers are among the most popular menu items available.
“We kind of made a fusion with Asian flavors and spices. You’ll see a bit of Mediterranean food along with the special spices,” said Imran. “You don’t feel guilty after eating this meal.”
The Halal Spot occupies the 1,400-square-foot storefront — formerly Lynx Subs — in the retail strip mall (Route 18 Marketplace), where all the space is now fully leased, according to Kroll Commercial Realty.
Umair Shabbir said that he registered the restaurant with both DoorDash Inc., the fast growing on-demand courier service, and Uber Eats for deliveries, but also indicated they’d be employing their own delivery staff.
CARTERET - Local, state and federal officials met in the borough Thursday morning to unveil the completion of a solar panel project.The ribbon-cutting ceremony was at Berjé Inc., the location of the 200,000-square-foot solar panel system, and included company executives and employees joined by Mayor Daniel Reiman and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's project director, Zach McCue, was also there, along with Courtney McCormick, vice president of renewable energy solutions for PSE&G.Berj...
CARTERET - Local, state and federal officials met in the borough Thursday morning to unveil the completion of a solar panel project.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was at Berjé Inc., the location of the 200,000-square-foot solar panel system, and included company executives and employees joined by Mayor Daniel Reiman and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's project director, Zach McCue, was also there, along with Courtney McCormick, vice president of renewable energy solutions for PSE&G.
Berjé Inc., a global distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals, is headquartered at 700 Blair Road in Carteret.
“The benefits of switching to solar energy are not only substantial for our business but also for our environment,” said Kim Bleimann, chairman and CEO of Berjé. “Sustainability is an important part of our business and it’s important for us to play an active role in protecting our environment for generations to come."
"Five years ago, we welcomed Berjé into the West Carteret industrial market and into the Carteret business community, Reiman said. "Berjé's growth as a company is a testament to their organizational leadership and corporate family philosophy. We are thrilled with this new investment in clean renewable energy technology, which shows their long-term investment and commitment to staying and growing in Carteret.
"Berjé joins the likes of Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Dr Pepper Snapple group, NASDAQ, Verizon and so many other Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies choosing to call Carteret home."
The 4,092 solar panels cover 200,000 square feet of Berjé’s 235,000-square-foot flagship facility and cost around $2.7 million to construct, according to a news release. The panels were installed by Direct Solar Energy.
In one year, the renewable energy source will equate to planting 24,000 trees, taking 170 passenger cars off the road, or reducing the consumption of 106,000 gallons of gasoline, according to the release.
The impact over 25 years increases to planting 680,000 trees, taking 4,860 passenger vehicles off the road, or reducing the consumption of over 3 million gallons of gasoline.
"I am proud that New Jersey is a national leader on solar energy, and is second in the nation in the total number of homes and businesses which have solar panels installed," Pallone said. "Berjé’s decision to be a part of the clean energy revolution shows how business and government can work together to increase solar projects.”
Company officials said the solar panels will play a part in the company's future success.
“When I think about the next generation of our company, I think about what we need to do now to ensure that our legacy of success continues,” said Gillian Bleimann, executive vice president of Berjé.
“Remaining a family-owned business and adhering to our core values is fundamentally important as we look to the company’s future. Bolstering our commitment to renewable energy and sustainability efforts will remain a priority as I lead Berjé into an exciting third generation.”
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CARTERET - A small residential apartment building for veterans and seniors aged 55 and older will be constructed at the former site of the Catholic War Veterans (CWV) building, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said in a release Tuesday.“Unfortunately the financial burden for our Carteret CWV organization was too large to support keeping the building and property, so we determined the best use would be to redevelop the property for veteran and senior housing,” veteran and CWV President Vinnie Bellino said “All pr...
CARTERET - A small residential apartment building for veterans and seniors aged 55 and older will be constructed at the former site of the Catholic War Veterans (CWV) building, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said in a release Tuesday.
“Unfortunately the financial burden for our Carteret CWV organization was too large to support keeping the building and property, so we determined the best use would be to redevelop the property for veteran and senior housing,” veteran and CWV President Vinnie Bellino said “All proceeds from the sale of the building were donated to local veterans organizations and a portion will be utilized for a scholarship drive next year.”
The building, located on a cul-de-sac at the end of Carteret Avenue ear Jackson Avenue, will consist of 35 one-bedroom units, the borough said. It will replace an existing hall and single family home currently located on the property. Additional amenities for residents of the building will include a bocce ball court, fire pit, BBQ area and gazebo.
The project was approved by the Carteret Zoning Board at its Jan. 21 meeting. The building will be constructed by Butter Construction. Construction of the building is expected to begin this fall, according to the release.
“Our honorable veterans have given so much for our country, and it seems appropriate, to say the least, that we give what we can in return,” Zoning Board Chairman Frank James said.
“Carteret values and cherishes our veterans and senior population,” Reiman said. “This new development will ensure that Carteret’s seniors and veterans will have an affordable place to live and thrive in our community.”
According to the National Housing Conference, nearly 2.5 million older veteran households—or 24 percent of all households headed by veterans age 55 or older—are housing cost burdened, meaning they spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing, the release said. Of all 50 U.S. states, New Jersey contains the highest share of cost burdened older veteran households at 35.2 percent, according to the release.
“Many veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse which, combined with a lack of family and social support networks, is why you see so many homeless vets,’’ veteran and former national VFW Commander George Lisicki said. “I’m proud to see our Carteret community stepping up to offer this development for veterans to call home.”
"It has been a priority of this administration to ease some of the pressure experienced by residents vulnerable to the rising cost of living in urban New Jersey, and to ensure that our returning heroes, our veterans, who may be making a transition from service, are not left without practical housing options," Reiman said.
Susan Loyer covers Middlesex County and more for MyCentralJersey.com. To get unlimited access to her work, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
Family photo of Ryan Nelan with his son Jared.Photo Credit: Courtney Nelan/GoFundMePublishedJune 10, 2022 at 12:32 PMCARTERET, NJ — The sister of a 36-year-old borough man, stabbed twice in his skull when he intervened in an April 5 domestic dispute, is seeking help for the long-term medical care she says her brother will need.Courtney Nelan, sister of Ryan Nelan, has started a ...
Family photo of Ryan Nelan with his son Jared.Photo Credit: Courtney Nelan/GoFundMe
PublishedJune 10, 2022 at 12:32 PM
CARTERET, NJ — The sister of a 36-year-old borough man, stabbed twice in his skull when he intervened in an April 5 domestic dispute, is seeking help for the long-term medical care she says her brother will need.
Courtney Nelan, sister of Ryan Nelan, has started a GoFundMe page with an ambitious $100,000 goal for her brother who is now a patient at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange. The online appeal has so far generated about $3,800 in pledges.
“Ryan is making progress, but he may never be the same as before,” said Courtney, 33, of South River. She said knife wounds to his head damaged his brain; he may not walk or drive again; and need “someone to help him do everything from using the bathroom to doing physical therapy,” she said.
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Police said Nelan was slashed on his arm and stabbed in his head with a folding knife on April 5 when he intervened in a neighbor’s domestic dispute on Essex Street.
Nelan was rushed to Newark University Hospital for treatment, underwent surgeries, and remained hospitalized for several weeks before he was moved to the rehab facility.
Two weeks after the incident, Carteret detectives and federal marshals found and arrested the alleged assailant, Manuel Rodriguez, 26, of Carteret, taking him into custody at a restaurant in Camden.
Rodriguez was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful weapons possession, and endangering a child’s welfare. He has since been released on bail from the county jail.
Courtney Nelan described her brother as a kind person and “a hero,” who was severely injured “just being a Good Samaritan.” She worries that he is getting depressed about his future once he is well enough to leave the rehabilitation center.
Before the incident, Nelan was an unemployed, single father who “struggled with addiction, but (he) was getting to get his life together,” Courtney said. “Then, this happened.”