We are proud to be the new face of Westwood chiropractic. We offer our patients a wide variety of services including chiropractic adjustments, physical rehabilitation and corrective exercise, massage, and acupuncture (coming in 2018). Intrinsic Wellness moved its office to Westwood, New Jersey in May of 2017 and we have never been happier! Having taken over the office of Dr. John Mc Laughlin, our goal is to continue his mission of serving the community and being synonymous with Westwood chiropractic.

Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions including low back pain, headache, neck pain, muscle strains, ankle, wrist and sacroiliac sprains. To understand the full benefits of chiropractic care, it is important to realize what chiropractic is and how it can help. Our chiropractic practitioners have decided to answer some commonly asked questions.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a healing art that concerns itself with the structure of the body and how it relates to function. Chiropractors believe that if the spine and the other joints of the body maintain proper alignment, they will work optimally. When joints can move properly, inflammation and pressure will decrease, leading to a reduction in pain.

Will I Have to See a Chiropractor Forever?

The short answer is Yes and No. All of our patients are put on a maintenance program. Most of our patients’ complaints originate from repetitive stress caused by work or other repetitive actions performed throughout the day. For example, if a patient sits at a desk for 8 hours a day this causes the spine and pelvis to become stuck in that position. These changes will put pressure on the spine, which can lead to disc changes, muscle spasm, and even degeneration! If a patient does not keep up with maintenance care, they risk having recurrent injuries and pain. That being said, maintenance care should not consist of multiple visits a week. Multiple visits in a week are needed for patients who need pain relief. This Westwood chiropractic office believes that a patient should have one to two adjustments per month to maintain their results and prevent a re exacerbation of symptoms.

Who Should See A Chiropractor?

This Westwood Chiropractic office likes to say our patients range from womb to tomb. Our doctors have adjusted patients who were hours old to patients in their nineties. Chiropractic care has been shown to help colicky babies, babies with digestion issues, and even children with chronic ear infections. Geriatric patients also benefit from chiropractic care. Maintaining mobility is so important for the elderly. The old adage is true, “if you do not use it, you lose it.”

Intrinsic Chiropractic of New Jersey is here for you and your family’s chiropractic needs. Our chiropractic practitioners are board certified and ready to serve. If you have any more questions or would like to learn more about chiropractic, please call our office. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the news from our office.

What is Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is an Eastern medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. Traditional oriental medicine believes that aberrations in the flow of energy is to blame for many ailments that arise.

Developed millennia ago in China, numerous recent studies conducted by scientists in Europe and the United States have found that acupuncture is at least moderately effective in treating pain and nausea. Acupuncture does not treat specific medical conditions but overall helps the body self-regulate more efficiently so that true health can be expressed.


Intrinsic Wellness is located on 227 Washington Ave, Westwood, New Jersey.  Our Westwood location currently offers Chiropractic and Acupuncture. 

If you or your loved one would like to learn more about chiropractic or acupuncture please call our office at 201-632-1277.