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25 Frequently Asked Questions About Seeing a Chiropractor

Patients often confess they feel nervous about their first visit to NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, especially if they’ve heard some myths about chiropractic care. Our compassionate staff understands there’s a lot of misinformation around how chiropractic works, which is why we’ve compiled 25 of the most popular questions we hear from new patients. Do you have a question you don’t see addressed here? Get in touch.

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Ahmed Badri, DO

Ahmad Badri, DO is an orthopedic surgeon who is highly experienced in treating sports-related injuries, with a focus on cartilage restoration, joint replacements, and complex ligament and tendon reconstruction of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Dr. Badri offers a variety of sports medicine and surgical services at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, a practice with offices throughout New Jersey.

Dr. Badri trained in sport medicine specialties at the renowned NYU Langone Health Hospital for Joint Diseases, which is consistently ranked as one of the country’s top orthopedic institutes. He treats all levels of athletes, from weekend warriors to professional players. He has worked with numerous college and professional organizations, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the National Women’s Hockey League, and various college basketball teams.

Dr. Badri graduated at the top of his class at New York Institute of Technology with a degree in osteopathic medicine. He continued pursuing excellence throughout his orthopedic surgery residency at RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey, where he later served as chief resident. Following graduation, Dr. Badri published numerous research papers and book chapters that focused on sports medicine and joint replacement topics.

Dr. Badri is also well-versed in the latest techniques and technology involved with regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma therapies and stem cell treatments.

Dr. Badri, a New Jersey native, continues to evolve his techniques in orthopedic and sports-related medicine. As a child, he constantly played sports, which is how he developed his passion for helping other athletes. His goal is to bring hope to patients suffering from disability and pain following a sports-related injury.

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Faisal K. Siddiqi, MD

Faisal Siddiqi, MD is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in arrhythmias and vein services. He performs a variety of diagnostic and treatment services for cardiac and vein conditions, including minimally invasive procedures and surgeries.

Dr. Siddiqi earned his medical degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. He also completed a second fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Siddiqi completed his fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell campus. There, he learned minimally invasive electrophysiology procedures under the guidance of well-renowned cardioelectrophysiologists.

Dr. Siddiqi’s extensive training in minimally invasive procedures translates to treating diseases of the veins. He trained with the distinguished Harvard-educated Dr. Michael Nguyen at the prestigious Vein Institute and Pain Centers of America in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Siddiqi uses the latest cutting-edge technology, including endovenous radiofrequency ablation and VenaSeal™, to treat conditions such as venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Siddiqi gained national recognition for his research and presentations. He presents at academic conferences, and his articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals, highlighting his commitment to working with arrhythmia-related disorders.

Dr. Siddiqi retains active membership in the Heart Rhythm Society and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a multiple recipient of the NJ Monthly Top Doctors in New Jersey as well as Metro Top Doctors Top 10% in Health Care.

When not serving his patients, Dr. Siddiqi enjoys staying active with his wife and two children, especially traveling and hiking. For patient convenience, Dr. Siddiqi is fluent in several languages, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

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Nicholas Houlis, DO

Dr. Nicholas Houlis is a Board certified General Surgeon, specializing in Hand and Elbow surgery. He is licensed in New Jersey and New York.  After completing a five year General Surgery residency at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center serving as Chief resident, he underwent 2 more years of additional training in Hand Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His surgical interests are upper extremity, emphasizing in care for acute and chronic injuries.  He specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release, CMC joint arthroplasty,  tendon interposition for thumb CMC arthritis, trigger finger release, and DeQuervains tenosynovitis. Due to his exceptional skill, his patients return to their activities a few days after surgery. Outside of the operating room, Dr. Houlis enjoys the outdoors, whether its hiking in the mountains or visiting the beach.  He understands the importance of helping patients get back to their daily routine pain free and quickly as possible. 

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    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

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INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC HELPING PATIENTS LIVE PAIN-FREE LIVES THROUGH A VARIETY OF PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS

If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our nine offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.