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New Year. New Pain Free You.

It’s the New Year! It’s times to make those changes and achieve those goals.  New Year’s resolutions are a great time to start over and work on your health. If you have a condition that causes you chronic pain, don’t be discouraged. You can set a goal to live with less pain!

Over 116 million Americans live with chronic pain. Living with less pain starts with some basic physical fitness. It makes sense that if you are carrying around some extra pounds, it causes more stress on your bones and joints therefore resulting in more chronic pain. Being overweight or obese can amplify your pain and make it harder for you to remain active and independent.

Losing weight cannot repair the damage that’s already been done to your joints, but in addition to decreasing your pain, it can also help to slow down the further progression of disease. One study found that knee osteoarthritis in obese men would decrease by 21.5% if they lost enough weight to be categorized as merely overweight; for women, arthritis would decrease by 31%.

But of course, in order to lose weight, you must be healthy and active. Chronic pain can hinder this goal but, there are many treatment options available that can help get you relief and work towards your goal of living with less chronic pain. These treatment options include acupuncture, chiropractic care, and physical therapy.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is most commonly used to treat pain. A huge advantage to acupuncture is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain. With drugs, people often can develop a tolerance, or the need for an increased dosage to achieve the same required effect. This does not happen with acupuncture. Additionally, acupuncture allows the doctor to immediately examine a person’s response to the treatment and make adjustments if necessary, making your treatments much more personal.  A study done at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York determined that of 29 randomized controlled trials, involving nearly 18,000 patients, shows that acupuncture was better at relieving pain than over-the-counter medicines and other common treatments.

Chiropractic treatment is the most common nonsurgical treatment for back pain. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, enabling the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support. Chiropractic care can help get your joints some relief and get you back on your feet.

Physical therapy is another great treatment option for chronic pain. Physical therapists work with you to educate you on chronic pain, find solutions to improve your quality of life, and get you moving again. They can help you improve movement, teach you pain management strategies, and, in many cases, reduce your pain. Physical therapy treatments can include:

  • Education- to improve your knowledge of chronic pain and how it occurs and what you can do about it.
  • Strength and flexibility exercises- to help you move more easily with less discomfort
  • Manual therapy- which consists of specific, gentle, hands-on techniques that can be used to manipulate or mobilize tight joint structures and soft tissues
  • Posture awareness and body mechanics instruction

According to research treating pain as soon as possible helps to prevent chronic pain. Don’t ignore your pain. Northeast Spine and Sports can help you achieve your resolutions this New Year and can help get you pain relief. Contact us to learn more.

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    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

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    Barnegat, NJ 08005

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    Jackson, NJ 08527

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    Freehold, NJ 07728

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    Manchester, NJ 08759

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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.