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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge. 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 Woodbridge 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 Woodbridge, 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.
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — For people who don’t want to spend hours or even days cooking and cleaning up from a big turkey dinner, several restaurants in Woodbridge are open Thanksgiving Day.Local Woodbridge favorites such as Il Castello, Strickland's steakhouse and J.J. Bitting Brewing Company are all closed. However, Mulberry Street restaurant will offer their Thanksgiving buffet from 12 - 9 p.m.As always, Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Thanksgiving Day, as many ...
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — For people who don’t want to spend hours or even days cooking and cleaning up from a big turkey dinner, several restaurants in Woodbridge are open Thanksgiving Day.
Local Woodbridge favorites such as Il Castello, Strickland's steakhouse and J.J. Bitting Brewing Company are all closed. However, Mulberry Street restaurant will offer their Thanksgiving buffet from 12 - 9 p.m.
As always, Patch encourages you to call any restaurant on this list in advance to double-check hours on Thanksgiving Day, as many vary by location. Here are the local restaurants that plan to be open:
Applebee’sBob EvansBoston MarketBravo! Brio Italian GrilleBuca di BeppoBuffalo Wild WingsBurger KingChart HouseCracker BarrelDel Frisco’s GrilleDenny’sDomino’s Eddie V’sFleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarFogo de Chão Golden CorralHardee’sIHOPKona Grill Maggiano’s Little ItalyMcCormick and Schmick’sMcDonald’s Metro DinerPopeye’sRed LobsterRomano’s Macaroni GrillRuby TuesdayRuth’s Chris Steak HouseSeasons 52 SizzlerSonicSTK SteakhouseSteak ’n ShakeSubwaySullivan’s SteakhouseT.G.I. FridaysWaffle HouseWendy’sWhite Castle
Hours and services may vary by location, so be sure to call ahead.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Opponents of a natural gas-fired power plant planned for an already polluted low-income area in New Jersey celebrated Thursday after hearing the company that proposed the project no longer plans to build it, citing low energy prices.Competitive Power Ventures wanted to build a second plant beside one it already operates in Woodbridge, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of Newark. The company previously said the expansion is neede...
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Opponents of a natural gas-fired power plant planned for an already polluted low-income area in New Jersey celebrated Thursday after hearing the company that proposed the project no longer plans to build it, citing low energy prices.
Competitive Power Ventures wanted to build a second plant beside one it already operates in Woodbridge, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of Newark. The company previously said the expansion is needed because of growing demand for energy, pitching it as a reliable backup source for solar and wind energy when those types of power are not available.
But in a statement Wednesday night, the Silver Spring, Maryland-based CPV said market conditions have deteriorated to the point where the project is no longer feasible.
Company spokesman Matthew Litchfield said CPV’s agreement with PJM Interconnection, a regional power transmission organization, required it to either begin construction or terminate the agreement by Sept. 30.
“In light of current PJM market conditions that do not support construction of the project at this time, CPV had to withdraw from the interconnection agreement,” he said.
Litchfield said market prices for energy were too low, and that unlike many other types of generation projects, including offshore wind and nuclear power, the natural gas plant wouldn’t be subsidized by the state.
“These prices currently do not support the construction of the project,” he said.
The company will continue to operate its existing plant, he added. It’s evaluating uses for the adjacent land where the second power plant had been proposed.
A wide coalition of residents from Woodbridge and surrounding low-income communities, environmental and social justice groups opposed the project, saying it would have placed an unacceptably high health burden in an area that already deals with serious pollution.
In public hearings regarding the proposal, area residents said their children developed chronic breathing problems, including some so severe that the children had to be rushed to hospitals.
The American Lung Association gives Middlesex County, which includes Woodbridge, a grade of “F” for ground-level ozone pollution. That type of pollution is caused by car exhaust, the burning of natural gas, and other human activities, according to the EPA. It’s known to exacerbate lung problems.
New Jersey’s environmental justice law is designed to prevent overburdened communities from having to accept additional sources of pollution. Signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in 2020, it did not apply to the CPV proposal, which completed its air quality permit application in 2017, before the law took effect.
“The CPV power plant scheme would have dumped air pollution into already overburdened communities, and undermined the Murphy administration’s climate goals,” said Charlie Kratovil, an organizer for Food & Water Watch. “The inspiring grassroots movement to stop this plant won a major victory for clean air, environmental justice, and our climate.”
He noted that two other gas-fired power plants remain under consideration in the state, both proposed by government agencies in Newark and Kearny, and called on the governor “to back up his rhetoric with decisive action to stop all fossil fuel expansion projects.”
Anjuli Ramos Busot, director of the Sierra Club’s New Jersey chapter, said the project would have pumped over 2 million metric tons of additional planet-warming greenhouse gases into the environment, increasing the state’s output by 2%.
“The people won against the polluters in New Jersey,” she said. “Our state does not need more natural gas. “This is a massive victory for our communities, environmental justice, and in the fight against climate change.”
An artist’s rendering of Woodbridge Metropark’s re-imagined transit-oriented development, proposed for 12-acres within walking distance of commuter trains.Photo Credit: NJ TRANSIT/FILE PHOTOPhoto Credit: NJ TRANSIT/FILE PHOTOA familiar sign for scores of commuters and visitors to NJ Transit’s busy Woodbridge’s Metropark train station. Photo Credit: NJ TRANSIT/FILE PHOTOPublishedNovember 14, 2023 at 12:11 PMWOODBRIDGE...
An artist’s rendering of Woodbridge Metropark’s re-imagined transit-oriented development, proposed for 12-acres within walking distance of commuter trains.
Photo Credit: NJ TRANSIT/FILE PHOTO
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A familiar sign for scores of commuters and visitors to NJ Transit’s busy Woodbridge’s Metropark train station. Photo Credit: NJ TRANSIT/FILE PHOTO
PublishedNovember 14, 2023 at 12:11 PM
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — It appears NJ Transit will get a substantial long-term revenue boost from a new mixed-use, transit-oriented project that it is to be built near Woodbridge’s busy Metropark train station.
NJ Transit’s 12-member Board of Directors unanimously approved a 99-year lease on Nov. 8th with a redevelopment partnership that intends to build apartments, offices and retail stores on 12-acres within walking distance of the Metropark station.
That partnership, DOR Woodbridge Urban Renewal LLC, recently appeared before the Woodbridge Planning Board to seek municipal approval. Under NJ Transit’s approved agreement, the partnership would:
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● Make a $3 million upfront payment to NJ Transit.
● Pay an annual base rent of $600,000 with 2% annual increases.
● Turn over to NJ Transit 4.5% of its gross revenue.
● Pay $300,000 annually to NJ Transit from its parking revenue.
Behind DOR Woodbridge Urban Renewal is Carlstadt-based Russo Development and partners, Onyx Equities LLC from Woodbridge and Dinallo Development LLC, according to public records.
The partnership plans to build a six-story, mixed-use building with 235 residential units on four floors; a ground-floor restaurant and space for retail stores; ground-floor and second-floor parking for 453 cars; and outdoor amenities including a swimming pool, according to documents submitted to Woodbridge.
Also planned is a second, seven-story medical office building with ground-floor retail stores and 192 parking spaces on its basement, first floor and mezzanine levels.
The project includes changes to an existing bus stop; minor changes to two existing parking decks, and a new pedestrian bridge from one of those decks to the new medical office building, documents say.
NJ Transit’s agreement with DOR Woodbridge Urban Renewal is significant because it promises to add a sustainable new revenue source to the agency’s operating budget, which reportedly faces at $119 million shortfall in 2024, according to published reports.
NJ Transit may try to replicate similar deals elsewhere in New Jersey – with projects planned near Liberty State Park in Jersey City and in Matawan – to offset the agency’s budget shortfalls and as way to avoid future fare increases and staff layoffs, according to those same reports.
Circus Vazquez will bring a host of brand new, audience-thrilling and comedic acts to Woodbridge Center from from Friday, Oct. 27th through Sunday, Nov. 12th. Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZPhoto Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZPhoto Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZPhoto Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZCircus Vazquez will bring a host of brand new, audience-thrilling and comedic acts to Woodbridge Center from from Friday, Oct. 27th through Sunday, Nov. 12th. Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZPubli...
Circus Vazquez will bring a host of brand new, audience-thrilling and comedic acts to Woodbridge Center from from Friday, Oct. 27th through Sunday, Nov. 12th.
Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZ
Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZ
Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZ
Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZ
Circus Vazquez will bring a host of brand new, audience-thrilling and comedic acts to Woodbridge Center from from Friday, Oct. 27th through Sunday, Nov. 12th. Photo Credit: CIRCUS VAZQUEZ
PublishedOctober 21, 2023 at 7:57 AM
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — High-wire trapeze artists, clowns, gravity-defying jugglers and other popular performers will return to Central New Jersey as Circus Vazquez brings its 2023 tour to Woodbridge Center, starting Friday, Oct. 27th.
Circus Vazquez is an annual Woodbridge event. This year, the circus will pitch its tent and provide a host of brand-new thrills from Friday, Oct. 27th through Sunday, Nov. 12th at Woodbridge Center, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive. For a schedule of Woodbridge Center shows visit this Circus Vazquez website.
This high-energy production features a host of new international circus performers who promise to delight audiences from Woodbridge, Carteret, Rartian Bay and Union County communities.
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Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, Circus Vazquez is now among America’s longest-running U.S. circuses, entertaining families in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere for over a half-century.
Circus Vazquez officials says its unforgettable 2023 show – under its distinctive new blue-and-white, climate-controlled tent – will now offer many brand new, awesome death-defying acts and hilarious live circus experiences.
Known for featuring some of the world’s best acts, Circus Vazquez now has:
● Comedy from Italy’s award-winning clown duo, Fumagalli and Davis.
● Amazing juggling from the Chilean Reyes Brothers.
● Acrobatics from Mongolia’s Legion M Teeterboard Troupe.
● Unicycle master Pavel Valla Bertini with his gravity-defying show.
● Chilean trapeze artist Camilla Palma with a heart-pounding aerial display.
● India’s Hasan Ansari showcases his dexterity in rare Palo Hindu act.
● Ukrainian Bingo Troupe brings lively dance and acrobatics.
● The Circus Vazquez Band provides live music accompaniment for each act.
● Ringmaster Memo Vazquez, a third-generation entertainer, presides over the acts, and he sometimes gets mixed up in their performances.
After each show Circus Vazquez allows audience members, and especially youngsters, to meet many of its entertainers.
Discount rates are available for senior citizens, active military personnel, and people with disabilities by going to www.CircusVazquez.com. Tickets will also be available in person at the box office before each performance.
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WOODBRIDGE – The staff at Woodbridge Animal Shelter sees "the good, the bad and the ugly every day."Thursday morning started out about the same when around 4 a.m., a cat was thrown from a car near the QuickCheck on Main Street.According to the shelter’s manager Heather Campione, a homeless man who witnessed the act came to the rescue."He's homeless and he can't take care of (the cat)," Campione said, adding the abandoned cat is OK.The young male cat followed the man a...
WOODBRIDGE – The staff at Woodbridge Animal Shelter sees "the good, the bad and the ugly every day."
Thursday morning started out about the same when around 4 a.m., a cat was thrown from a car near the QuickCheck on Main Street.
According to the shelter’s manager Heather Campione, a homeless man who witnessed the act came to the rescue.
"He's homeless and he can't take care of (the cat)," Campione said, adding the abandoned cat is OK.
The young male cat followed the man all morning, and he kept it safe until he knew someone would be at the animal shelter, Campione said. He also spared some of whatever money he had to buy two cans of cat food, she said.
He walked the cat, petting it in his arms, to the shelter and explained the ordeal, Campione said. She hopes to find the kind man and possibly name the cat after him.
"By the time I put the cat in the carrier, he walked away, he left. I didn't even get any information from him other than what he told me he saw," she said. "This was a both-sides-of-the-coin morning."
Woodbridge Animal Group (WAG), the shelter's nonprofit support arm, posted what transpired on its Facebook page. More than 100 people commented on the kindness of the man, offering to help him and adopt the cat.
"This just shows you the two sides of humanity, one has none and the other has more than enough," wrote one woman on the post. "Would gladly contribute for this wonderful human, keep us posted, and when this beautiful cat comes up for adoption."
"Please take care of each other, be kind to a stranger in need or a homeless animal," the shelter's post said. "Good things will come your way."
Campione said that she is planning on going over to the QuickChek to see if she can find the good Samaritan.
The cat will be available for adoption, she said. For more information go to woodbridgeanimalgroup.com.
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