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 End 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 End 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 End 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 End. 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 End 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 End, 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.
The owners of a Jersey City contracting company are proposing to build two six-story residential towers on Communipaw Avenue across the street from Lincoln Park.The plan, which includes 160 residential units, will go before the Jersey City Zoning Board Thursday. It is being proposed by the Jersey City-based William Guarini Inc., which performs plumbing and contracting work.The development plan for each building is asking for five variances, including one that allows the height to be more than double the 30 feet under current zo...
The owners of a Jersey City contracting company are proposing to build two six-story residential towers on Communipaw Avenue across the street from Lincoln Park.
The plan, which includes 160 residential units, will go before the Jersey City Zoning Board Thursday. It is being proposed by the Jersey City-based William Guarini Inc., which performs plumbing and contracting work.
The development plan for each building is asking for five variances, including one that allows the height to be more than double the 30 feet under current zoning laws for the area. Officials with William Guarini did not return a phone call for comment.
The addresses for the side-by-side sites, 851-859 and 869-877 Communipaw Ave., on the southern edge of the county park, are inside the Commercial Automotive district, the application documents note.
According to the application, the building on three tax lots at 869-877 Communipaw would include 70 units — with seven set aside as affordable housing — with a ground-floor garage.
The first floor would consist of a 1,754-square-foot commercial space, a lobby, a residential amenity space, a gym, a garage with 30 vehicle parking spaces and 36 bicycle parking spaces, a trash room, and mechanical spaces. Floors 2 through 6 would each consist of one studio unit, 11 one-bedroom units, and two two-bedroom units.
The proposal calls for a 212-square-foot private roof deck on the second floor for each of the seven units located in the rear portion of the building. The roof would consist of a 1,907-square-foot common roof deck and a total of 2,800 square feet of green roof.
The project site at 851-859 Communipaw Ave., also three tax lots, would have 90 residential units with a ground-floor garage.
The first floor would include two commercial spaces, a lobby, a residential amenity space, a gym, a garage with 39 vehicle parking spaces and 48 bicycle parking spaces, a trash room, and mechanical spaces, the proposal said.
The second through sixth floors would each contain 16 one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units. Nine of the units would be set aside as affordable housing.
The second floor would provide a 220-square foot private roof deck for each of the nine units located in the rear portion of the building while the roof would provide a 1,907-square-foot common roof deck and a total of 4,400 square feet of green roof.
Inspired by Somerset Development, one of the real estate industry’s foremost innovators in large-scale mixed-use redevelopment, today announced it has begun construction on a mixed-use multifamily development at the site of the former Inkwell Coffee House in downtown Long Branch, N.J.Located at the corner of Second Ave and New Court, the contemporary three-story, 22-unit multifamily development will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments with private balconies just one block from Long Branch’s Ocean A...
Inspired by Somerset Development, one of the real estate industry’s foremost innovators in large-scale mixed-use redevelopment, today announced it has begun construction on a mixed-use multifamily development at the site of the former Inkwell Coffee House in downtown Long Branch, N.J.
Located at the corner of Second Ave and New Court, the contemporary three-story, 22-unit multifamily development will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments with private balconies just one block from Long Branch’s Ocean Avenue.
The 46,550-square-foot property will include 800 square feet of street-level retail, an indoor parking garage with electric vehicle charging stations, and a private roof deck for residents. A separate parking lot is located across the street to provide additional parking for residents and retail customers.
”We recognize this site’s storied history as a local landmark for Long Branch and the Jersey Shore, and are working carefully with the township and community members to ensure we honor its past while we work toward a new and successful future,” said Ralph Zucker, CEO and Founder of Inspired by Somerset Development. “We are excited to begin construction on this new building, which will help meet the significant demand for high-quality housing in the area while fitting seamlessly into the existing fabric of Long Branch’s West End and adding a new sense of vibrancy to this already dynamic area.”
Inspired acquired the property after being approached by Inkwell Coffee House’s longtime owner, Anthony Esposito, following its closure in May 2022. After the acquisition, Inspired filed plans for the redevelopment and secured approvals from Long Branch’s Planning Board in December 2022.
Construction of the new mixed-use building is expected to be complete by the Summer of 2024.
“While we are sad to say goodbye to such a beloved building, we are nonetheless heartened that it will begin a new chapter as an integral part of downtown Long Branch,” said Esposito. “We are happy to partner with a highly respected and accomplished local developer in Inspired by Somerset Development, which understands not just how to create a successful building, but a property that will complement the area’s existing character and add to its status as one of the most vibrant and desirable destinations on the Jersey Shore.”
LONG BRANCH - The city is planning to sell a piece of vacant, undeveloped land on Lenox Avenue in the West End section to the Sephardic Torah Center for $640,000.The lot is located at 205 Lenox Ave. and borders the center on its eastern property line. It's roughly one-third of an acre and is assessed at $357,500, according to Monmouth County property tax records. The city had it appraised for $640,000, the selling price.The City Council introduced the ordinance to sell the land Wednesday and will hold the public ...
LONG BRANCH - The city is planning to sell a piece of vacant, undeveloped land on Lenox Avenue in the West End section to the Sephardic Torah Center for $640,000.
The lot is located at 205 Lenox Ave. and borders the center on its eastern property line. It's roughly one-third of an acre and is assessed at $357,500, according to Monmouth County property tax records. The city had it appraised for $640,000, the selling price.
The City Council introduced the ordinance to sell the land Wednesday and will hold the public hearing and vote on Jan. 26.
The Sephardic Torah Center, located at nearby 213 Lenox Ave., could not be reached for comment. City attorney Louis Rainone said the center wants to buy the property to make additional parking spaces for its congregation.
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As municipal-owned land, the city collects no taxes on the land now and if the sale is completed, it will remain off the tax rolls due to the religious exemption.
The city has incorporated a handful of deed restrictions into the sale. The first is the property must be merged into and become part of the property already owned by the purchaser.
That will create one lot roughly two acres in size. Currently, there is a 16,000-square-foot synagogue on the property, which is assessed at a little more than $3 million, according to county tax records. Prior to the Sephardic Torah Center, the land was owned by Congregation B'Nai Shalom.
Coincidentally, the congregation had also purchased the land at 213 Lenox Ave. for its synagogue from the city in the 1950s, according to its history. However, due to declining membership, the congregation merged with Temple Beth El in Ocean Township and sold the land to Sephardic Torah Center in 2002.
The second caveat is the land cannot be developed separately and lastly, the land cannot be used for residential purposes.
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Special to the Asbury Park PressWEST LONG BRANCH - For the owners of West End Salon, Nicoletta Whitaker and Kristina Howard, the coronavirus was not the first time they faced a sudden shuttering of their business.Less than five months after opening their business in 2015, the store next to theirs caught fire. No one was hurt, but Whitaker and Howard had to rebuild their store from scratch.“We were dis...
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WEST LONG BRANCH - For the owners of West End Salon, Nicoletta Whitaker and Kristina Howard, the coronavirus was not the first time they faced a sudden shuttering of their business.
Less than five months after opening their business in 2015, the store next to theirs caught fire. No one was hurt, but Whitaker and Howard had to rebuild their store from scratch.
“We were displaced for period of 18 months, which was originally supposed to be three months, and everything in our location had to be gutted and completely replaced because of the fire and smoke damage,” Howard said.
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“We temporarily relocated to Jackson, which was a little rundown," she said. "In addition, we had to get the message out to our clientele about the fire and make them aware of our new, temporary location, until everything was fixed and that was not easy.”
“We ran into a few problems,” Whitaker said. “Before the fire, we were in a great location and gaining a really nice clientele since originally opening. After the fire, a lot of customers were looking for us and did not want to drive all the way to Jackson. Still, we did not give up and persevered through this whole thing, even though we were held back with everything that happened.”
On April 1, 2017, West End Salon reopened its doors and got back into the business world with a brand new storefront. At this point, they slowly began to rebuild their customer base and got people to start coming back.
“We still did well and made it work,” Whitaker said. “We never gave up hope that we would rebuild and start over again. Once we got back into the swing of things, we returned to normalcy and it was just full speed ahead.”
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For both Whitaker and Howard, they have always had a passion for cutting and styling hair from a young age, but didn’t really pursue any entrepreneurial dreams until they met at a salon where they both worked.
"After we met, we instantly connected and became inseparable," Whitaker said. "As we got closer and worked together more, we realized we both had the same dreams and aspirations of wanting to start something up for ourselves.”
“As far as my ambition to want to own a business or work for myself, it wasn’t that I did not want to do so, it was more that I was not sure if I could because I always thought there was so much more to it than I could anticipate,” Howard said.
Both ladies would do hair and makeup for weddings and other events at their former salon. Whitaker was fully booked with clients as an employee and could not make any more money, even if she worked seven days a week.
So the two quit their jobs and found a location for a salon of their own. “It was honestly fate,” Howard said.
“We took over this location and lease and began our careers at that point,” Whitaker said. “We were two 25-year-old girls with very little savings just chasing our dreams and going with the moment.”
Whitaker and Howard believe they complement each other.
“It’s worked out very nicely how we balance out each other’s personalities,” Whitaker said. “In addition to us both doing haircutting and styling, Kristina handles all of the bookkeeping and financing. We are constantly coming up with new ideas for our clients and we bounce ideas off of each other well, so that we are always figuring out what is best for the business.”
They are inspired to come up with new ways to stay ahead of the game.
“It is a very creative and rewarding business,” Whitaker said. “The industry is always changing and we enjoy keeping up with all of the new trends and styles, as far as the trade goes. There is always something new to learn. We never get bored.”
Although both Whitaker and Howard both went to beauty school to learn the ropes and get certified, they say much of the success from their business comes from hands-on experience.
“A lot of it is trial and error,” Howard said. “We both learn from each other because we work so well together. There is no way to progress in this industry, unless you have someone to challenge you and give you the right kind of support. It is important to spitball new ideas and find new ways of 'reinventing the wheel,' so to speak, because of the changes that are constantly happening with styling hair. You just figure out how to start from an origin and the rest is just improvement and growth.”
Coronavirus has been a new challenge for them. The West End Salon has been closed since March, but will be reopening on June 22.
“I originally thought it was just going to be a two-week shutdown, but as things started to get worse, I realized that it was more serious than that,” Whitaker said. “We are back in business, but it is not going to be the same. It will be a little stale for a while, but we suspect that it will eventually be fun again."
“We had a staff meeting the other day,” Howard said. “We told everyone that the number one priority is safety. We made sure to remind everyone to constantly keep safe and always wash their hands. Some clients are still scared for their lives and they have every right to be cautious. We will practice safety, but still keep it fun.”
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Anyone who goes to West End Salon can expect an assorted set of services, including eyelashes, eyebrows, haircuts, basic colors, highlights and pretty much everything with hair.
“Aside from everything we offer to our clients, the most popular of them all are hair extensions and balayage,” Whitaker said. “Customers come in and see the balayage style and instantly want to know how they can get it done for themselves. There are clients who have just given birth and lose their hair in the process, so hair extensions do wonders to make their head look full of hair.”
Howard and Whitaker hope to expand their space someday.
“It's not even that we want more employees,” Howard said. “It’s just that our current employees our so busy that they typically need two or three chairs at a time to fill their clients. We are constantly booking ourselves, so that we are always packed to the gills.”
Owners: Nicoletta Whitaker and Kristina Howard
Location: 175 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch
SOMERVILLE - DGM, which owns apartments on West Main Street and North Doughty Avenue, recently held the formal groundbreaking for a new apartment building on Veterans Memorial Drive.Now DGM will be appearing before the borough's zoning board of adjustment later this month to convert medical and professional offices on West End Avenue to apartments.DGM is proposing to convert the first floor at 80 West End Avenue into six apartments, which would make a total of 13 apartments in the two-story building.The co...
SOMERVILLE - DGM, which owns apartments on West Main Street and North Doughty Avenue, recently held the formal groundbreaking for a new apartment building on Veterans Memorial Drive.
Now DGM will be appearing before the borough's zoning board of adjustment later this month to convert medical and professional offices on West End Avenue to apartments.
DGM is proposing to convert the first floor at 80 West End Avenue into six apartments, which would make a total of 13 apartments in the two-story building.
The conversion involves four one-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom apartments. The seven one-bedroom apartments on the second floor will remain in the 14,300-square-foot building.
The project will require a use variance from the zoning board of adjustment which will hear the application at 7 p.m. Sept. 18.
Borough and local officials joined DGM representatives on Thursday for the official groundbreaking of the Station House, a four-story building with 117 apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive.
Also in attendance at the groundbreaking was State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-District 16) whose family used to own the property when it was the home of Somerset Press, the publisher of the Somerset Messenger-Gazaette and other weekly newspapers in Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties.
The property at 44 Veterans Memorial Drive had been vacant since Advance, one of the successor companies to Somerset Press after Forbes and Media News, shuttered the newspapers.
Under a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with the borough, the Station House will generate $300,000 a year fin revenue for the borough or a total of $7.5 million over the length of the agreement. Without the PILOT, taxes on the property over the quarter century would amount to $2.3 million.
The Station House, expected to open in spring 2021, joins the apartment boom in the county seat as developers rush to build apartments within walking distance of the train station on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line. Two other apartment buildings have opened nearby recently, the Cobalt also on Veterans Memorial Drive and SOMA on South Bridge Street.
Construction is also expected to start soon on another project, the Somerset Station transit village, which will include 370 apartments, 156 townhomes, two parking garages, 4,000 square feet of retail space and a 4,000-square-foot community civic center. The community, the largest mixed-use development in the county seat's history, is expected to be completed in 2023.
Staff Writer Mike Deak: 908-243-6607; firstname.lastname@example.org