Chiropractic Techniques

“Adjustments don’t hurt and they don’t take a lot of time.”

Diversified Technique

The most common technique used by chiropractors in this country. The doctor uses the position of the patient's body and a gentle thrust to adjust the vertebrae. "Clicking and popping" sensations are sometimes felt. This is known as an "audible."

Instrument Adjustments

One of the gentlest methods of adjusting the spine, the patient lies face down on the table, and a spring-loaded activator is used to almost "vibrate" the vertebrae into position. This technique is a favorite for those a bit apprehensive about manual adjusting. "I just don't like the noise!"

Toggle Drop

The chiropractor, with crossed hands, presses down firmly on a specific area of the spine. With a quick, precise thrust the doctor adjusts your spine to improve its mobility.

Drop Piece table adjustment

The patient lies on a table with a "drop piece" which falls from under them when the brief thrust is applied. It allows for a more gentle adjustment without the twisting positions that may accompany manual adjustments.

Motion Palpitation

A hands-on procedure to check if your vertebrae are moving freely.

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Dr. John Crawford

Dr. John Crawford

DC Chiropractor
Dr. John Crawford
Dr. John Crawford

DC Chiropractor

Dr. John Crawford received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University, Marietta, GA in December 1996. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV in 1992. Before college, he attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ. Upon obtaining his NJ Chiropractic license, Dr. John began to practice in Red Bank, NJ until 2000 when he had the opportunity to practice for a year in St. Thomas, USVI. Once returning back to the states he opened Crawford Chiropractic Clinic in Lanoka Harbor, NJ before joining Eastpointe Health and Fitness in December 2009. Dr. John's focus is making sure the patient is comfortable with the care and feels positive about their progress. His background ensures you will have the best opportunity to get the most out of your health and well being, regardless of your specific condition or stage in life. Feel confident in the fact that a program will be tailored just for you based on your specific needs and circumstances.

Dr. Jay Mazella

Dr. Jay Mazzella

DC Clinical Director
Dr. Jay Mazella
Dr. Jay Mazzella

DC Clinical Director

Dr. John Mazzella graduated from Georgia's Life College in 1991. He has been practicing Chiropractic ever since, including 7 years in Australia. Dr. Mazzella is a Jersey Shore native, caring for his community's wellness. After years of practicing his art in many different areas, he has found a home inside the Eastpointe Health and Fitness Center. 'Dr. Jay,' as he is known to his patients, believes in 'patient first' care. He believes in educating patients as to the cause of their problem, making honest and clear recommendations and then honoring whichever choice the patient makes. In terms of what type and how much care they receive, this 'we don't push' philosophy has kept many patients happy over the years while they confidently refer their family and friends.

Why do you need to see a Chiropractor?

Many people are under the common misconception that chiropractic care can only benefit those suffering from back and neck pain. Did you know that chiropractic care can help:

  • Headaches/Tension
    Allergies
    Sciatica Problems
    Sleeplessness
    Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
    Sinus Problems
    Leg Pains
    Female Problems
    Fatigue/Exhaustion
  • Dizziness
    Earaches
    Digestive
    Hip Pain
    Numbness
  • Wrist/Hand Pain
    Constipation
    Foot/Ankle Pain
    Memory Loss
    Depression
    Irritability

What to Expect

First visit

First Chiropractic VisitYour first time at Eastpointe is a no-commitment appointment. You’ll be able to meet our staff and discuss your health history, as well as your health goals for treatment. After some brief paperwork, the doctor will determine if chiropractic treatment is right for you. If you are a suitable candidate, we will perform a non-invasive examination, evaluating your body’s strengths and weaknesses. The doctor may also take pictures of your spine if necessary. This first appointment will be a bit longer than future appointments: approx 45 min.

Second visit

Second Chiropractic VisitAfter careful examination of your information, the doctor will discuss his findings with you. If you need to see a different specialist, we will give you a referral to the right office. Otherwise, we develop a plan of action custom-fit to your specific needs and goals. You have the final say over your treatment—we will to respect whatever decision you make regarding visit frequency. Our goal is to get you on the road to healthy and happy as soon as possible!

Regular visits

Regular Chiropractic VisitWhen it’s time to start regular visits, you will likely notice results quickly. Visits don’t take long—from a few minutes to half an hour. Our painless, non-invasive treatment methods are designed to re-establish your body’s natural operation, reduce pain, and improve your overall spinal function.

Each patient’s plan will be different based on the severity of their issue, their schedule and the doctor’s diagnosis.
No two bodies are the same, so every patient recovers at his or her own pace. Some experience almost instant relief, while others take time to heal. Age, overall health, diet, etc. all play a role in recovery time.

We check with your health insurance to see if you are eligible for any benefits. Those who don’t have health insurance will have access to very affordable payments.