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Guide to NJ Farmer’s Markets in Monmouth & Ocean County

Farmer’s markets seem like such a virtuous way to do your weekly shopping, but when you’re faced with giving up the all-in-one convenience of your regular grocery store run, is there truly a reason to swap air conditioning for strolling stand to stand in the great outdoors?

In short… yes.

New Jersey farmer’s markets offer variety, quality and a bevy of other benefits that make digging through buckets of apples downright exciting.

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The Effect of Tech on Your Neck: When Text Neck Becomes Too Much

How much time do you spend on your phone? More than 30 percent of mobile internet users confess they are online “almost constantly,” and 90 percent say they go online at least once a day. Statistics like these are alarming from a medical standpoint, because frequent phone use can do some serious damage to your spine. We treat a large number of patients with text neck, a condition that stems from overuse of handheld electronic devices.

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The Effect of Tech on Your Neck: 5-Minute Exercises to Relieve Text Neck

Each day, the average American adult spends at least 26 minutes texting. Adults also use smartphones to surf the Web, chat with friends on social media sites, watch videos and play games. Aside from using smartphones for leisure time, many of us are tied to them for work-related matters such as emailing clients or tracking sales. We constantly remain connected through the digital world, and that takes a toll on our health.

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What to Expect From Your First Chiropractic Visit

If you’ve been struggling with persistent aches and pains or simply want to get your body back into balance, you may be considering chiropractic care. This noninvasive, hands-on approach to patient care emphasizes holistic diagnosis and treatment, meaning your chiropractor will use a whole-body approach to well-being even if you’re only looking to address a singular concern. Ideally, the result is greater mobility, faster healing, and an overall increase in functionality for the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

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Health & Fitness: Relieve Back Pain By Fixing Your Hips

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life, according to CDC data.

Read this month’s issue of Health & Fitness – the newsletter about your health and caring for your body – for tips on how you can relieve your back pain by fixing your hips.

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Vincent D. - MRI Before & After

Competent, courteous, and caring.

I developed a severely herniated disc which made daily activities unbearable. I underwent epidural injections without relief. I did not want to undergo back surgery so I consulted with NorthEast.

The treatment program instituted by NorthEast provided much needed relief and, most importantly, without the need for surgery. I will be forever grateful to Drs. Kirk, Shu and Hubert and their staff for their care which has allowed me to resume my daily routine pain-free.

The doctors and staff at NorthEast are competent, courteous and caring. Their level of concern for my well-being was obvious from the first visit and continued throughout my course of treatment . I was fortunate to have found NorthEast and give this group my highest recommendation.

– Vincent D.
Herniated disc sufferer, Lumbar Decompression treatment patient

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James Kirk, DC

James Kirk, DC

James Kirk is a chiropractic physician and director of the NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine office in Barnegat, New Jersey. He earned his doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) degree in December of 2000 from New York Chiropractic College and has been with NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine since 2005.

Dr. Kirk has gone on to achieve post graduate certifications in electrodiagnostic testing and is board certified to perform Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). He also holds postgraduate certifications in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP) and Musculoskeletal (MSK) diagnostic ultrasound. He is a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) and was named a Top Doctor by NJ Top Docs in 2017.

Dr. Kirk specializes in spinal rehabilitation that includes restoring posture, biomechanics and disc decompression therapy. He has found that when the multi-specialty NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine approach to care is integrated, most patient’s experience better, faster and longer lasting results. Dr. Kirk’s ultimate goal is to restore patients to their lifestyle prior to injury, allowing them to live happier and healthier lives.

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture 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 six 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.