Spinal Decompression in Marlboro & Freehold, NJ

Spinal Decompression is non-invasive, non-surgical & drug free option for pinched nerves, aciatica, herniated discs, radiating pain, & more!

  • Consultation With Spinal Decompression Expert Gary Yen, MD.
  • MRI Review- Your MRI Will Be Reviewed And We Can Determine If You Are A Candidate On This Visit.

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Spinal Decompression Uses the Latest in Cutting-edge Technology to Apply a Distraction Force to Relieve Nerve Compression Often Related to Neck and Lower Back Pain.

Meet Our Fantastic Team

Gary Yen, MD

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a subspecialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen received his medical degree from Ross University.

Ashley Figaro, MCMSc, PA-C, ATC

Ms. Ashley Figaro has been involved in the field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since 2014 after graduating from West Virginia University.

Michael Cunningham, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Cunningham has served the local community for over 25 years in a private orthopaedic practice. He performs arthroscopies, joint replacements, and fracture care, as well as non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries.

Taylor Boulos, APRN-BC

With a strong foundation in pain management and orthopedic care, provides a comprehensive approach to patient treatment.

Joseph Cilea, DC

Dr. Joseph Cilea opened his first Chiropractic Center in Marlboro, NJ in 1997. In 2000, Dr. Cilea expanded his practice to a multidisciplinary center to offer a unique, comprehensive array of services, under one roof, to provide complete patient care.

Matthew Mendillo, DC

Dr. Mendillo attended the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med. He then attended the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic

William Parker, DC

Dr. William attended Mississippi State as an undergraduate, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology/Pre-med. He then attended The University of Bridgeport, graduating with a Doctorate in Chiropractic.

Ryan Varga, DC

Dr. Ryan Varga attended Cleveland College of Undergraduate Studies located in Kansas City, Mo. where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology/pre-med.

Jeffrey M. Gontarski, MPT, DPT

Dr. Gontarski attended Nova Southeastern University where he graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Gontarski also received his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

Jae Park, DPT

Dr. Park attended Mercy College where he graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary College.

Alexis Caccio, OTR/L

Alexis Caccio attended Villanova University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2018.

Heather Andrews, PTA

Heather Andrews combines her expertise in physical therapy with a compassionate approach to offer targeted, patient-focused rehabilitation.

Melissa Mabil, OTR/L

Melissa Mabil applies her advanced education from Stockton University in health sciences and occupational therapy to provide specialized, patient-focused care.

Hui Yang, L.Ac

Hui Yang is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) who is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the state of New Jersey. She has practiced acupuncture since 1995.

Brandon Topoleski, Medical Assistant

Brandon Topoleski's role as a medical assistant is crucial in ensuring smooth operations and patient care.

Alex DiPaola, Medical Assistant

Alex DiPaola's expertise as a medical assistant contributes significantly to the quality of patient care at Advanced Wellness.

Anthony Sasso, Rehab Tech

His technical skills in rehabilitation are essential to the therapeutic process, providing patients with the support they need to progress and achieve their wellness goals.

Nick Delgrande, Rehab Tech

Nick Delgrande's expertise as a rehab tech is instrumental in assisting patients through their recovery journeys.

Christine Jinks, CHHC, CSR

Christine holds a certification as a Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, New York and from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Sheila Piehler, C.H.H.C., A.A.D.P

Sheila Piehler is a board certified Holistic Health Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has been in the health & wellness field for thirty years beginning as a group fitness instructor and health club manager.

Kelsey Healy, BS DPD

Kelsey Healy graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Food Science, specializing in Dietetics, in 2015. She has since received extensive training in wellness, weight loss, functional blood chemistry, and functional medicine.

Elaine Robertson, Practice Administrator

Her leadership and organizational skills are key to the center's success and the high-quality care it provides.

Nicole Gontarski, Billing Manager

Nicole Gontarski oversees the billing department with expertise and precision, ensuring that patients' financial interactions are handled professionally and efficiently.

Danielle Hayden, Office Manager - Freehold

As the office manager for the Freehold location, Danielle Hayden ensures that operations run smoothly, contributing significantly to the positive patient experience.

Miriam Sheridan, New Patient Liaison

Miriam Sheridan plays a crucial role in welcoming new patients, guiding them through their initial steps at Advanced Wellness with empathy and support.

Tunisha Holmes, Reception Manager

Tunisha Holmes leads the reception team with a focus on efficiency and patient satisfaction.

Preeti Mehra, Billing Specialist

She ensures that patients' financial matters are handled accurately and transparently, reflecting the center's commitment to trustworthy service.

Marielena Olmo, Pre-Cert/ Authorization Specialist

Her expertise in pre-certification and authorization ensures that patients receive the care they need without delay, facilitating a smooth and efficient treatment process.

Lynn Jonason, Billing Specialist

Lynn Jonason's dedication to precise billing practices supports our mission to provide transparent and fair financial dealings, enhancing patient trust and satisfaction.

Jaylene Leonardo, Reception

She ensures that patients' financial matters are handled accurately and transparently, reflecting the center's commitment to trustworthy service.

Elicia Judy, Reception

Elicia Judy excels in reception, offering a friendly and efficient first point of contact, ensuring patients' experiences start positively and smoothly.

Annalicia Lopez, Reception

Annalicia Lopez, serving as the welcoming face at reception, combines professionalism with a warm demeanor to ensure every patient feels valued and supported.

Do You Suffer From

  • Numbness or tingling in feet or hands.
  • Shooting pain down the arm or leg.
  • Neck or back pain.
  • Leg or arm weakness.

Were You Diagnosed With

  • Herniated or Bulging Disc.
  • Facet Syndrome.
  • Sciatica.
  • Spinal Stenosis.
  • Degenerative Disc.

Most people will suffer from an episode of back pain in their lifetime. In some instance these episodes will resolve with minimum to no treatment at all. However, there are many cases of back pain that need the assistance of a professional team of experts. Back pain is a complex problem that involves the alignment of your spine, as well as muscles, nerves,ligaments and discs.

Our philosophy as Advanced Wellness is to take a comprehensive approach. One size does NOT fit all. We have a proven system to guide our patients back to function. We begin with the most minimal invasive procedures and only use invasive procedures when necessary.

Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000 is one of the centerpieces of our care for serious back pain sufferers who may have conditions such as Disc Herniations or Bulges, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis or Degenerative Discs.Decompression treatments gently distract or separate the vertebra while you are comfortably lying on your back. This help remove pressure of the nerves and discs that are causing the pain. With a protocol that averages 24 treatment sessions over 8 weeks. We have seen a 90% success rate in our office. Many patients have cancelled scheduled surgeries and it has changed their lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am a candidate for Spinal Decompression treatments?

We need to do an examination and review any xray or MRI reports you may have.

Treatments are approximately 30 minutes long and are very comfortable. Many patients even fall asleep during their treatment. The average program consists of 24 sessions spaced out over 8 weeks.

Contraindications for spinal decompression include severe osteoporosis, bone infection or bone cancer, pregnancy, or a fractured vertebra.

Our spinal decompression program may offer partial reimbursement from insurance. The cost of the program ranges from 7-8 thousand dollars. With insurance participation, the cost can be as low as 4-5 thousand out of pocket. This will be determined at your consultation.

Call 732-431-2155 or request an appointment online and you will meet with one of our experts to review your case and find out if you are a candidate. If you are not a candidate we will be happy to offer many other options to help you.

Experience Our Unique Team Approach

Our team meets together every day to discuss our patients and to make sure each and every person is getting the best possible care. Our goal is to get you better faster. At Advanced Wellness we offer several other specialties under one roof. If Physical Therapy is not giving you the best results we have Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and even Orthopedic surgeons to offer other options.


Feel safe and confident in knowing our team has over 100 years of combined experience!

Our practitioners take continuing education to stay up to date on the latest treatment.

3 Steps to Take Your Life Back

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We'll schedule your initial consult to get an understanding of your goals and what problems you’ve been having.

Your doctor creates
a custom plan

After evaluating your condition, we'll collaborate to create a holistic wellness plan.

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We'll implement your personalized plan to help you regain your well-being and live life to the fullest.

We Help People Just Like You

At Advanced Wellness we offer cutting edge, comprehensive treatment and convenient office hours to fit your busy schedule. No matter what your needs are, we offer a range of services to optimal health.





Why Choose Advanced Wellness?

There are many reasons to choose us for your pain treatment and wellness needs.

We're Convenient

With all the services we offer under one roof, there’s no need to drive around town to get to your appointments. At Advanced Wellness we’re a one-stop shop with one focus: getting you back to your best health.

We're Comprehensive

Our goal isn’t just to treat your symptoms. Our team works together to find the root cause of your problem so we can correct it. Every morning, our team discusses every patient that will walk through our doors that day — giving you access to several expert clinicians on your personal wellness team.

We're Cutting-Edge

Advanced is in our name for a reason. We pride ourselves on offering proven, effective and high tech diagnostic techniques and procedures to get you out of pain so you can get back to life.

Free Benefits Check

Our staff will work with you to help reduce the stress of working with insurance companies. We accept many insurance providers to make sure as much of the cost as possible doesn’t come out of your pocket! In the event we don’t accept your insurance we will make every effort to work with you financially to get the treatment you need. Give us a call at 732-431-2155 or complete the form below and we will contact you.

Gary Yen, MD


Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident.

Dr. Yen completed a pain management fellowship at RehabNY in Buffalo, NY, during which he served as the assistant athletic trainer to the Buffalo Bison, the Minor League AAA baseball team for the Cleveland Indians, as well as the Niagara University men’s and women’s collegiate hockey team.

The former chairman of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division of the Pain Management Department at CentraState Medical Center, Dr. Yen specializes in the non-operative treatment of a variety of joint, muscular, nerve, skeletal, spine and sports related injuries. He treats acute and chronic pain syndromes and performs electrodiagnostic studies. Dr. Yen also performs variety of interventional pain procedures and minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of pain. He utilizes conservative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture in conjunction with other procedures to enhance long term benefits. Dr. Yen believes in working with patients to create individual treatment plans.

When not attending to his patients, Dr. Yen likes to play golf, cook, and has a passion for playing the saxophone and piano. He is the proud father of two boys.