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

DC Chiropractor
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 Mazzella

DC Clinical Director
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

The first visit is a no commitment appointment. It gives you the opportunity to meet the doctor and ask any questions you may have. We will have you fill out some brief paperwork describing you, your health history, and your health goals. If you and the doctor decide you are a chiropractic candidate, and you would like start care at our office, an examination follows. It’s a very simple and non invasive exam, testing your body’s strengths and weaknesses relative to your spine. The doctor may recommend you take pictures of your spine that day as well. The total time for this appointment will be about 45 minutes.

Second visit

After your first visit, the doctor will take time to review and study the results of your exam and films. We will bring you back for your second visit to discuss these findings with you. This appointment will take approximately 15 minutes. If the doctor finds that it would be more beneficial for you to see a different specialist, we’ll make the proper referral. Otherwise, we’ll recommend a program of care to fit your needs, goals, and expectations. The final decision is always the patient’s, and we respect and support whichever visit frequency you may choose. “WE DON’T PUSH.”

Regular visits

If you decide to start care, your regular visits will not take long at all. Visit times vary from a few minutes to a half hour. Our treatment methods are painless and we are respectful to today’s busy schedule.

It is a clinical decision that varies from patient to patient depending upon your complaint.
Every patient recovers at his or her own pace. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover that their healing process takes time. Different factors such as age, overall health condition, diet, and even attitude can affect your recovery rate.
We are more than happy to do a complimentary benefits check for you if you have health insurance. For those who do not have health benefits, we offer very affordable pay at time of service fees.