sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without surgery or drugs.
If you live in Long Branch and are suffering with nagging chronic or acute pain, soreness, cramps, or stiffness in the neck, you've come to the right place. It may surprise you to learn that neck pain affects literally millions of Americans at any given moment.
So you're not alone. The causes range from genetic issues to injury, disease and stress, but all neck pain sufferers share one thing in common: they want relief-and they want it NOW!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away.
New Life Chiropractic is extensively trained in the treatment of neck pain regardless of its cause.
MOST neck pain symptoms can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
Dr. Richards grew up in Milltown NJ, where he went to Bishop George AHR High in Edison NJ. After completing HS, he went to West Virginia University and received his BS degree in exercise physiology from the School of Medicine. Upon graduating from WVU he knew that he had to continue his education and based on knowing the value of exercise on human health and well-being he had intentions of getting a PHD in Exercise Physiology where he wanted to do more research on the effects of exercise on the human body.
After a debilitating car accident that left him bed ridden with electrical shock shooting into his body, he was faced with taking medications and surgery to alleviate the pressure on the nervous system. Being educated about how the body works, he knew there had to be something else he could do. His sister worked for a chiropractor, at the time and suggested that he should "give it a try." As a skeptic, just like a lot of people, he was thinking "how in the world could twisting my body into different positions help MY situation", but he was facing the surgeon’s knife. About one month into his treatment program he was back on his feet and most of the ailments had resolved themselves. After that he knew what he needed to do for humanity. He attended Life Chiropractic School in Marietta GA about 3 months after his accident. He received a Doctorate in Chiropractic and after graduation moved back to NJ to bring this great healing art back to his community that he grew up in.
Dr. Richards is a gentle, caring and highly experienced chiropractor. He has over 9 years of experience in treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic nerve and extremity pain. You will get Chiropractic care at his office. There will be no sugar coating with different therapies. Dr. Richards makes a conscious effort to explain things completely, to ensure his patients understand why he does what he does, and are comfortable with his treatment. He will correct the bony structure, that houses the nervous system, and by doing so the function of the body increases to its maximum potential. Health and healing are an inherent right; sickness, disease and symptoms are a result of not nurturing and taking care of the body.
BS Exercise Physiology, Minor Nutrition, West Virginia University, 1994
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University, 1999
Private practice 1999 - present
Pediatric to Geriatric adjusting
Garden State Chiropractor Society
World Childrens Wellness Foundation
Because the neck is a complicated and intricate structure that extends out to other structures in the body, a comprehensive exam and X-rays are typically needed to determine the exact cause of your discomfort.
Bear in mind, too, that an injury or stress in one area often leads to additional problems in another-like a kind of "domino effect." For instance, pain in your shoulder often radiates to the neck area, and will only worsen as it continues to go untreated.
Injury - If you've been injured in an auto, work, or recreational accident, get help at once. Since injury can affect muscles, ligaments, bones or discs around the neck, it's important that you get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan (if required) before the dominos begin to fall.
Awkward or Incorrect Sleeping Positions - If you fall asleep in an awkward or uncomfortable sleeping position, it can wreak havoc on your neck. (Dr. Name) can help you to get the kinks out, while providing you with valuable advice on how to sleep so that your pain does not return.
Emotional and Physical Stress - Stress in life can cause muscle tension and set off a vicious cycle of pain. As muscles contract, fatigue can cause muscle aches or pain. Pain and discomfort can lead to sleeplessness with its associated problems such as irritability, depression, and reduced immune function. And so the problems perpetuate.
Diagnosable Problems, such as osteoporosis, slipped disc, and scoliosis - Occasionally, your neck pain may be caused by diagnosable disorders. The sooner these problems are identified and treated, the sooner you'll be on the road to recovery. It's important that you seek proper professional care to determine the cause of your pain and begin any necessary treatment.
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Common treatments of neck pain include everything from neck braces to surgery. REMEMBER: Pain is NOT the natural state of the body, nor is it a "normal" side effect of aging. Pain is the body's way of telling you something is wrong! The best solution is to identify the cause of your pain and correct it-not simply mask the symptoms.
Any of the following treatments can be effective, but most have associated risks of which you should be aware. For this reason it is best to consult with a trusted healthcare practitioner, especially if pain is severe or prolonged.
Rest - Avoid overusing the painful area for the first few days after an injury. Then slowly reintroducing exercise and movement will begin to speed recovery.
Ice - Immediately after an injury, ice your neck for about 15 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a day to reduce or prevent inflammation and swelling. If pain continues, see a healthcare professional.
Drugs - Non-prescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen) may be helpful for temporary relief, but are NOT advisable for chronic pain or long term use. Tylenol has recently been linked to liver disease and ibuprofen to bleeding ulcers. Doctors often prescribe stronger drugs for pain, but of course, these have other risky side effects including mental or physical impairment, behavioral effects, and addiction. Extreme caution should be used when undergoing any chemical therapy for pain.
Surgery - Most neck pain problems can be treated effectively without costly and risky surgeries. Doctors agree that neck surgery should be utilized only in certain rare cases, and only after conservative treatment has been exhausted. For this reason, other more natural, less invasive treatments should be explored before choosing surgical intervention.
Chiropractic - Chiropractic is a natural form of treatment that operates on the premise that the body is designed to heal itself. Chiropractors actually have more training than a traditional general or family care physician. Chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to correct spinal misalignment and relieve pressure on sensitive nerves. They often combine this form of treatment with other non-invasive modalities such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and physical therapy to relieve symptoms and rebuild core strength and maintain permanent correction. The chiropractor's goal is always to correct the problem, not simply hide the symptoms.
*"All my family comes to this office. I had asthma and back problems due to pregnancy. I was referred by my friend Tami. I have had these symptoms for five years. With back pain, I could not complete housework. I am very thankful for God in bringing our family to Dr. Tyler. God has used his skills to help heal and maintain. Asthma symptoms have cleared for myself and daughter, back pain is now low to none. I am now able to enjoy life as a mom."
*"I sought chiropractic treatment for back pain and a stiff neck. My father told me about this office. My symptoms began when I woke up in the morning in pain, and I’ve had this for over 10 years. I was feeling lethargic, had trouble surfing and enjoying my favorite activities. Dr. Tyler and Cathy are awesome, they are friendly, welcoming and compassionate. I have rediscovered a youthful energy, particularly in the ocean!"
*"I first came to this office for sore back and joints. I found out about his practice from a demo at the farmers market. I think symptoms began from old age. I’ve had these symptoms for 20 years. Pain was consistent sitting, standing and driving. I like this office because it’s walk in and it’s good for me. I go regularly, and have been pain free. I now do not suffer from pain and discomfort. I have recommended him to many people and they have all been very satisfied with the results."
*"I first came to Dr. Richards for chronic back pain and spasms while walking. I found the office from a sign out front. My symptoms began way back in early 2000’s while working as a nurse. It feels like I’ve had these symptoms forever. The problems keep me from walking distances seems spasms and pain start. The doctor and staff are friendly, concerned and helpful couldn’t meet a nicer group. After adjustments I can walk longer distances before pain and spasms start."
*"I first started coming to this office for chronic back issues. I was looking for a family chiro who would also treat children with ear infections. My symptoms began 30 years ago after being hit by a car. My son was two years old and had chronic ear infections and doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears. Dr. Richards was most accommodating, thorough and genuinely interested in our well being. I no longer have to stay a day in bed due to my back issues. And my son no long has ear infections."
*"I first started coming because I couldn’t walk properly or stand straight. I found Dr. Richards through my insurance. I’ve had these symptoms my whole life. I was not able to live without pain. Dr. Tyler has great knowledge in the field of Chiropractic. I have had amazing results."
*"I started coming to this office because of sciatic pain caused from my pregnancy. He offers affordable payment plans. I had extreme pain and he alleviated it. The staff are absolutely wonderful-so caring, knowledgable, friendly and take genuine interest, and go the extreme mile. The results I received is not manageable."
*"I have been coming to Dr. Richards office since 2009. I had pain in my right hip which caused me pain when I walked. I had these symptoms for 6 months before receiving chiropractic treatment. My medical Dr. wanted me to take medication and then surgery. Since coming to this office, I have avoided both! I find Dr. Richards to be compassionate and his staff helpful. I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for 6 years. It’s a miracle!"
*"Severe pain in my right hip and difficulty walking for six months prompted me to seek chiropractic treatment from Dr. Richards who is close to where I live. Dr. Richards is compassionate and took care of my pain without medication or surgery. The staff was cheerful and helpful. As a result of my care, I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for five years! It's a miracle!!"
*"I started my Chiropractic treatment because of frequent recurring migraine headaches. After 16 years in the martial arts with very intense workouts and training, it was determined that my spine had suffered, particularly my neck. After 6 months of treatment, my migraines have virtually disappeared. There were also numerous benefits, my energy level is up, my workouts are stronger, and my recovery time is greatly reduced. My posture has improved so dramatically that people comment about it! Chiropractic treatment is definitely worth the time and financial commitment."
Sara G. (School Administrator)
*"Reluctantly, I made my appointment. After 5 visits, my eyesight began to improve. I thought with great excitement this just cannot be. After my 15th visit, I began to read without my glasses (I as in glee). Very content with what has taken place, my energy level increased. To add to all this, I have almost completely rid myself of my sinus condition. Emotion only, but words cannot translate how ecstatic I am with my treatment. I will always be a prophet for the method of correction."
I was in glee (Marketing executive)
*"I brought my daughter in because I heard that Chiropractic might help with asthma or breathing problems. My daughter had been diagnoses with asthma a month earlier. The Pediatrician prescribed 3 types of breath inhalers a day. I thought it couldn’t hurt. Since coming to Chiropractic, she has been brought back into alignment and she does not take any medications and has no symptoms of asthma."
Marcia N. (delighted parent)
*"I’ve been coming to Dr. Richard’s office for the past 3 months. In my opinion you are like an angel. I used to take sleeping pills at night because of my neck pain and insomnia. Since I started treatment with you I no longer have to take sleeping pills or muscle relaxers to sleep. Now I am pain free and seem to have more energy. I never felt as free from neck pain as I do now. I thank you so much for being an excellent and knowledgeable healer."
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