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Find out what Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Can Do for You

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 21, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy in Allamuchy, NJ

There are many different benefits of spinal decompression which have brought this procedure more into the spotlight. As a result, more people are becoming interested in finding out if it can be beneficial in helping them treat their chronic back pain.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy in Allamuchy, NJ has become one of the most common treatments for people suffering from bulging or herniated discs, pinched nerve, radiating arm pain, and other back pain. Patients who undergo this treatment will experience relief from their chronic back pain. Non-surgical spinal decompression is a revolutionary technology that safely and effectively solves many disc problems in the back. For those who have endured chronic back pain from bulging or herniated discs as well as the other ailments listed above, this option worth-trying talking to a chiropractor about.

In nonsurgical spinal decompression, motorized traction is used to gently stretch the patient's spine and release tension. The traction provides negative pressure that will change the force and position of the spine providing pain relief in the process. This therapy helps people find relief from recurring pain due to issues in the spine. In effect, as the disks retract as a response to the negative pressure created by the motorized traction, movement of water, oxygen, and other nutrient-rich fluids flow into the discs allowing them to heal and end pain.

To find out more about FDA-approved nonsurgical spinal decompression, contact Village Family Clinic.

Using Spinal Braces as part of a Chiropractic Treatment Program

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 03, 2017
Spinal Bracing in Village Family Clininc

A spinal brace is worn for lumbar support. This non-invasive treatment is sometimes used in conjunction with chiropractic spinal decompression as well as other treatment options such as cold laser therapy treatment in order to treat chronic back pain. These spinal braces, also known as back braces, limit motion, stabilize weak or injured spinal structures, and prevent the progression of spinal deformity.

With the help of professional chiropractic care in Hackettstown, NJ back and neck pain can be relieved more effectively and prevented. During the span of a chiropractic care program, the patient may be asked to wear a back brace as prescribed by the in house chiropractors and physical therapist. This provides the needed relief, expedites healing, and prevents future problems. These back braces can also be used to immobilize the injured area and assist in recovery, stabilize areas of weakness after a surgery, help lessen strain and pressure on the spine, and improve posture and elongate the spine.

For more details, contact Village Family Clinic.

Hackettstown Health Clinic gives back to the Community

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 03, 2017
Village Family Clinic Team

Hackettstown, NJ (June 9, 2017) – Village Family Clinic, a Multi-Disciplinary Health Center, gives back to the community by delivering complimentary health and wellness workshops. Since opening in 2003 Dr. Fedich, along with the staff have helped thousands get relief from chronic pain, as well as living a healthier lifestyle, and wish to give back to the community.

Village Family Clinic now wants to take a complimentary wellness workshop to your staff meeting, club, or social group. “We love delivering workshops, we find it to be a great way educate the public. We enjoy sending a message of natural wellness, and simple strategies you, and the people close to you can implement in your daily life to improve your overall health”, said Dr. Fedich.

Village Family Clinic offers workshops, and luncheons at no-cost to you such as:

  • Ergonomics
  • Natural ways to get a restful sleep
  • Living with Arthritis
  • Healthy Back Secrets
  • The Secrets of Beating Stress
  • And much more……

The workshops usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the topic, in addition the workshops can be worked around your schedule!

To Book your workshop for your company, group, or club please contact Ashley Miller, Events Coordinator (908)-813-8200 , ashleym@hackettstownfamilyclinic.com. Village Family Clinic, is located at 1500 Route 517 Suite 108, Hackettstown New Jersey. The office is located off exit 19, Route 80. For more information visit www.hackettstownfamilyclinic.com.

Hackettstown Clinic hosts Complimentary Introduction to Reiki Workshop open to the Public

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Village Family Clinic hosts Complimentary Introduction to Reiki

Hackettstown, NJ (June 19, 2017) – Village Family Clinic is hosting complimentary wellness workshops to give free education once a month. Village Family Clinic, is a Multi-Disciplinary Health Center that offers the most comprehensive and advanced treatment. Some options include, medical cold laser, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, non-surgical spinal decompression, and much more

Village Family Clinic’s director, James Fedich said, “We want to encourage the community and students to live healthier, happier lives and manage stress effectively; there are also so many healthy living options out there, and we want incorporate them into our community.”

July’s workshop will be Introduction to Reiki by Rosemary D; a Reiki master, and angel communicator June 27, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at 1500 Route 517 Suite 108, Hackettstown NJ 07840.

To host a Workshop at Village Family Clinic please contact Ashley Miller, Events Coordinator (908)-813-8200 ashleym@hackettstownfamilyclinic.com . Village Family Clinic, is located at 1500 Route 517 Suite 108, Hackettstown New Jersey. The office is located off exit 19, Route 80. For more information visit www.hackettstownfamilyclinic.com.

Drug-Free Chiropractic Treatment for Patients with Back and Spine Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Village Family Clinic Cold Laser Therapy

More and more medical doctors recommend nonpharmacological (drug-free)

chiropractic treatments for patients with back and spine pain. The reason medical doctors turn to the chiropractic community for patient treatment relates to their crystal clear understanding of the opioid epidemic and the opioid-related health risk that their patients face. They understand that with every opioid prescription there is an associated potential pathway to drug addiction.

The American College of Physicians, a highly regarded physicians group in the United States, issued guidelines that suggest the use of spinal manipulation and cold laser therapy (and other back and neck pain treatment services that we offer) as highly recommended alternatives to opioids. Studies show that continuous use of opioids in excess of 30 days greatly increases your risk of drug dependence. Back and neck problems often relate to systemic issues that require treatment in excess of 30 days to mitigate and/or eliminate pain. This is a real life health dilemma given the fact that physical dependence on opioids can develop in as little as two days of continuous use.

With the potential for dependence and the real harm imposed by long-term opioid use, utilizing non-drug approaches (like chiropractic care) makes perfect sense. Chiropractors have the training, expertise, and tools necessary to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and monitor pain. Chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain can eliminate the need for prescription pain relievers. Dr. Fedich and his staff at Village Family Clinic offer opioid-free treatments for your pain.

If you suffer from back and/or neck pain, take the advice of the American College of Physicians and consider chiropractic solutions to your problem. Make an appointment with New Jersey’s Village Family Clinic. located at 1500 County Road 517 Suite 108. Or call us at (908) 813-8200.

(Reference: American College of Physicians article: Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

Lower Left Back Pain – Causes and Who can Help You - Hackettstown, NJ

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Hackettstown, NJ chiropractic clinic

So the lower left-side of your back is giving you fits. You have two burning questions. What happened? How do I get this fixed? Both are important questions. Getting the former answered will help you prevent recurrence. But you're much more likely in getting the latter questioned answered, and fast!

Your problem might be medical, skeletal due to injury, or skeletal due to genetics. Your medical doctor and your chiropractic team work together to get you properly diagnosed and treated. So let's start with the most common causes of lower left-side back pain.

The most common cause of lower left back pain is muscle strain on the left side of your body. Thankfully, a muscle strain is not a serious injury but the resulting pain can be quite severe. Pain in your lower left back from a muscle strain finds it origins in an overstretched or torn muscle (which damages the fibers of the muscle). This in turn can lead to inflammation, and this inflammation may cause back spasms. And pain from muscle strain is typically characterized as sharp, and is often tender to the touch. Solution: Rest the strained muscles.

Less commonly, your lower left back pain may be provoked by a problem with your internal organs. These problems may include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney infection
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Pancreatitis

If you have a medical history of these four conditions and your lower left-side of your back is suddenly challenging you, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor to receive a proper diagnosis as your symptoms may get worse with time.

In addition to the above, lower left back pain may also be caused by any of the following problems related to your spinal structures:

  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Facet joint pain
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

These are conditions that your chiropractor is highly educated and trained to both diagnose and treat. Here in our Hackettstown, NJ chiropractic clinic, Dr. Fedich and his team treats lower left-side back pain as one of the very most common patient complaints. We want you to know that you don't have to live with this. Dr. Fedich will diagnose and put you on a rapid path to pain free living.

Every case is unique, but if you take a moment to read and listen to some of our patient reviews, you'll find many different people testifying to rapid return to full quality-of-life living.

If you suffer spine and/or neck pain and live in and around the Hackettstown, NJ area, Dr. Fedich and the professional staff of Village Family Clinic are here for you. Give us a call.

Mobile Phone Text Neck and How to Prevent It – Allamuchy, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Mobile Phone Text Neck

This blog post is another in Allamuchy’s Village Family Clinic’s commitment to public education and the promotion of sound spine and neck health. Last week we asked “What can you do today to give you the best chance to delay (if not outright avoid) age-related back and neck problems”? In the past we have talked about nonsurgical spinal decompression as a way to repair some of the damage that may have accumulated during those years that you may not have taken such good care of your neck or spine. Today (along with the help of our friends at “spine-health.com”) we continue by educating the millions of people suffering mobile phone use-related neck pain.

Most people who suffer from a sore or stiff neck after having seemingly done nothing wrong simply conclude that they “slept wrong”. Few give pause to consider their use of the mobile phone as a potential source of the newfound discomfort. If you’re like most people, you probably spend a little too much time hunched over a smartphone or other mobile devices, doing everything from socializing with friends to setting up important meetings. Unfortunately, this overuse can put your neck at an increased risk for poor posture and a painful condition commonly called “text neck.”

In our practice I am noticing this more and more in teenagers and young people. I would guess that we are currently seeing more people under the age of 25 than I did in my first 5 years of practice combined. This is also the first generation that has had access to smartphones during the extremely important growth years from early puberty to adulthood.

If you have text neck or have noticed more neck pain after using mobile devices, here are some tips to treat it.

Practice good posture

The average head weighs 10 to 12 pounds. But did you know that weight more than doubles when your head is tilted forward just 15 degrees? Worse yet, many people who text with their chin near the neck are tilting the head forward 60 degrees, which increases the load to about 60 pounds. With that in mind, try to keep your head and spine in neutral positions with the ears directly above the shoulders throughout the day. For example, hold your phone or tablet up a little higher, closer to eye level to minimize stress on your neck. If you have a desk job, remember basic things such as using a chair that helps your back stay upright, keep your feet flat on the floor, and position your monitor at eye level to avoid looking up or down too much.

Improve strength and flexibility

Performing some neck exercises and stretches on a daily basis can help treat text neck as well as reduce the risk of painful recurrences. When your neck muscles are strong and flexible, they’re better able to hold good posture and less likely to have a painful spasm.

Keep in mind that muscles in your chest, shoulders, and back play key roles in posture as well. For example, people with text neck also tend to have tight and weakened chest muscles from hunching over too much. Many of these muscles work together, so it’s a good idea to keep all of them strong and flexible.

Take breaks

Movement is good for the spine, including your neck. When possible, try to take frequent breaks from staring at phones, tablets, and computers. If you have a job that requires talking on the phone a lot, consider getting a headset to avoid holding or cradling the phone by your head for long periods of time—it puts less stress on your neck and has the added bonus of allowing you to move around more.

Turn technology in your favor

There are phone apps available that can detect when your phone is being held at a bad angle for your neck. When the app senses a bad angle, it alerts you to hold the phone up higher.

Other ideas could include setting reminders on your phone for taking breaks throughout the day and using a pedometer to track steps and activity levels—becoming more active and spending less time looking down at a screen is a good thing.

If you have arm pain, tingling, or weakness in addition to neck pain, that could be a sign of a pinched nerve and should be checked by a doctor.

We hope these tips help you find relief from neck pain while you’re busy keeping pace in today’s digital world, and as always, stay healthy. As always, consider your friends here in Village Family Clinic to be just a phone call away to helping you understand and/or eliminate any neck or spine health concern.

To find out more about FDA-approved nonsurgical spinal decompression, contact Village Family Clinic.

Chiropractic Manipulation 101 – Allamuchy, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Chiropractic Care - Village Family Clinic

There are well over 100 types of adjusting techniques used by chiropractors throughout the world. Typically, chiropractic doctors will focus on and utilize 2 or 3 different approaches in their practice. Here at Allamuchy’s Village Family Clinic, we are trained and experienced in a multitude of adjusting techniques that enable us to deliver very individualized care. We feel it is important, however, to be sure that you understand the most common forms of treatment as they very well may be applicable to your treatment program. This introduction can give you some basic information but to find out more or to figure out what technique may work best for you will require a personal consultation. So we remind you here that you are invited to call us anytime for your free chiropractic care consult here in Allamuchy, NJ

The goal of most chiropractic techniques is to restore or enhance joint function, with the goal of resolving joint inflammation, reducing pain, and increasing motion. Some approaches use a specific thrust applied by hand or with a small mechanical device, while others utilize what feels like a deep stretch or gentle pressure. These techniques are used on the spine and other joints within the body. They are often referred to as spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, or simply and adjustment.

Chiropractic Manipulation Techniques

Doctors of chiropractic adapt treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each patient. Typically, a treatment plan in our office will involve some combination of chiropractic adjustments as well as other physio therapy options such as nonsurgical spinal decompression, active rehab, passive motion, muscle stimulation, or MLS Cold Laser Therapy. Below are a few of the most common chiropractic adjusting techniques:

Diversified: the most commonly used form of spinal manipulation among doctors of chiropractic. The technique uses a very specific small and quick thrust by hand taking a joint just past its normal range of motion to restore normal function. This is often referred to as a high velocity low amplitude thrust.

Gonstead Technique: a hands on technique that expands upon traditional diversified adjustments using very specific patient positioning and adjusting styles. It also involves some unique diagnostic approaches to locating the areas of the spine that need correction.

Thompson Technique: generally uses a specific adjusting table that has moving pieces that allows gravity to help move a patient's affected spinal segments. It also utilizes tension on the leg musculature to assess problems in a patient’s spine. This is often referred to as leg length analysis.

Activator Method: a treatment method and adjusting device created as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. This technique uses a small hand held instrument to deliver a very controlled impulse into a joint. This is a very low force technique that is good for anyone who has health issues that would contraindicate a manual adjustment or those who simply find it more comfortable.

SOT: stands for sacro occipital technique. It is a low force technique that addresses issues in the spine and extremities by looking at how issues in one part of the spine can create symptoms or complicate treatment of other areas.

So, what’s next for you and your back pain? Here at Village Family Clinic, we will carefully examine you and develop a treatment plan to address your specific issues and goals. We welcome the opportunity to educate you further on these subjects and a multitude of other options available to treat your unique spine and/or joint conditions. Contact us to see what we can do for you.

Back Pain and Spinal Bracing – Hackettstown, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Spinal Bracing in Village Family Clininc

Spinal braces are sometimes used in conjunction with chiropractic spinal decompression (and other treatment options such as cold laser therapy treatment) to treat chronic neck and spinal pain. Spinal braces limit motion, stabilize weak or injured spinal structures, and can prevent the progression of spinal deformity.

What is an Orthotist

We have previously discussed how we use this blog to help educate both our current patients and the general public as well in our dedicated commitment to increasing the quality of life for both those who walk through our doors AND those who might never walk through our doors. We have discussed our relationships with doctors and other spinal care colleagues. Today we add the professional “Orthotist” to that list. The orthotist specializes in fitting and constructing custom spinal braces for back and neck pain sufferers. And now may be the perfect time to get fitted for a brace because braces may be covered by Medicare.

Conditions Treated by Braces

Below are spinal conditions that are commonly treated with bracing. This list is not inclusive of every spinal condition treated with spinal bracing.

  • Kyphosis
  • Muscle strain or sprain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash

We are Committed to your Health

All of the above are complicated subjects and we gladly educate our patients on these (and other) subjects as the specific case arises. Today’s discussion on spinal braces is simply yet another reminder to those of you who think there is no end in sight to your back and neck pain. There is an end to your pain and it likely comes first in the form of professional chiropractic care in Newark, NJ and potentially when combined with other specialists such as the orthotist.

We are making a difference for those suffering back pain in Newark, NJ and the surrounding areas. We commit ourselves to both treatment and prevention. It is our commitment to back and neck pain prevention, that, in part, separates us from all other chiropractic service providers.

To find out more about professional chiropractic care, contact Village Family Clinic.

Acupuncture Treatments and The Wonders of These Extremely Thin Needles - Hackettstown, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 31, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Acupuncture treatments in Hackettstown, NJ

If you trace the origins of acupuncture, you will discover many facts about how it was widely used in ancient times to become a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Not surprisingly, this safe and effective alternative medical treatment is still in high demand today. It is often used in conjunction with many other more traditional medical treatment options. However, it is also often used as an alternative when more traditional options fail.

Acupuncture treatments can put an end to various health conditions, and especially to relieve back pain. Acupuncture is aimed at treating health conditions through the use of extremely thin and tiny needles that are used to stimulate specific meridian points in the body to relieve pain and/or tension. The main job acupuncture is to improve bodily functions and help the body to naturally heal by itself.

Acupuncture treatments in Hackettstown, NJ provide solutions to all types of health conditions ranging from musculoskeletal issues to anxiety, depression, insomnia, migraine, nausea, sciatica, sprains, and more. While acupuncture is a well known treatment, it is imperative to find the right acupuncturist who is licensed, with years of clinical experience in the field. This ensures that patients get the right and most effective treatment for their specific ailment.

To find out more about the healing benefits of acupuncture treatments, contact the Village Family Clinic.