The History of Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

How a revolution in pain management began… and what happens next.

1997 was a big year for Dr. Dandrea.

In that year, he graduated from Life University as a Doctor of Chiropractic, was married, and moved to Red Bank, NJ with his new wife. From here, the ongoing and dynamic story of Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation begins.

Dr. Dandrea’s new little family was completely unfamiliar with the Red Bank and Monmouth County area. While the dream of a chiropractic office was beginning to germinate in the doctor’s mind, he understood that his goals for success needed to start with building a reputation for himself within the community. He began to invest himself in the Red Bank area in earnest, volunteering his time and establishing himself as an expert.

Another aspect of preparing to open a chiropractic office was to continue a longstanding commitment to continued education—a commitment that began during his days as a student. While other students were going to parties and relaxing on the weekends, Dr. Dandrea borrowed several thousand dollars from his personal chiropractor and mentor in order to attend conferences.


Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation’s first incarnation was as a tiny chiropractic space that opened in 1998. The fledging office had no room for an x-ray machine and patients were sent to another facility for imaging; the films were picked up by Dr. Dandrea himself. No doubt the image of the young, entrepreneurial doctor biking across town to pick up his patient’s films will become part of the lore of Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation as it continues to move into the future of pain management.

The spirit of commitment to providing the very best in chiropractic care led to rapid word-of-mouth success. Much of this initial achievement also came as a result of Dr. Dandrea’s impassioned and disciplined approach to education, an approach that truly prepared him to offer the type of effective and compassionate chiropractic treatment necessary to attract and retain patients.

As of today, Dr. Dandrea has treated thousands of patients. Any patient who has worked with him knows that he was just as enthusiastic about helping the thousandth patient as he was for the very first.

Within three months of opening, the office had 120 patient visits per week and people were lining up outside the door waiting for treatment. Eventually, the practice was moved to a larger space and a Physical Therapy department was added.

A Revolution in Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Long before the first office doors were opened to the public, Dr. Dandrea contemplated a lot of the issues endemic to the rehabilitation process. Why should patients be shuffled between multiple offices for medical care, physical therapy, chiropractic, etc.? Doesn’t this type of care create additional stress for patients who are already suffering? How are practitioners supposed to communicate effectively with one another when they are geographically separated?

Patients in pain deserve a stress-free system of care that doesn’t heap additional suffering on already taxed and strained bodies. Dr. Dandrea understood all of this and wanted to find a way to overcome these issues. He also understood that rehabilitation is not simply a physical process, but also one with many shades of emotion attached.

Today, the future of pain management is here. Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation incorporates the very best in Medical Care for pain management, Interventional Pain Management, a full diagnostic process (including not only x-ray technology, but also ultrasound, fluoroscopy, electrodiagnostic nerve testing and MRI), comprehensive and cutting-edge physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture in Red Bank, NJ.

The Future is Here

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation is never in statis; this medical office continues to add every possible method of helping patients overcome injury, illness, and pain. For example, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation’s Medical Director recently became affiliated with several nearby facilities in order to provide procedures that require anesthesia.

By conveying passion, integrity, and drive for excellence, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation’s practitioners continue to build on the promise of Dr. Dandrea’s first tiny office—the spirit of personalized, dedicated care resounds throughout the office with every visit.