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Recurring Chiro Treatment Keeps Patient Employed

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This video exemplifies a recurring Village Family Clinic celebration.  It is a typical good news story.

This man is a self-described "aging carpenter" that came to us four years ago with concern that his back pain was going to rob him of the very ability to remain gainfully employed.  He credits his regular recurring chiropractic care here at Village Family Clinic as a core enabler to continued professional employment.

Sadly, some neck and spine conditions (and the corresponding pain) can never be completely cured. Some spinal conditions and pains can only be managed. But the good news is that regular and recurring spinal decompression chiropractic treatment (and other forms of treatment) for even the most severe back and neck pain helps people remain physically active.  And in this case, gainfully employed.

If you suffer from persistent neck and/or back pain in and around Hackettstown NJ, give us a call!  That call could change change your life for the better.


Patient Chooses Chiropractic Care Over Orthopedic Care

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

This is Ross' story.  We've been treating Ross here at Village Family Clinic for four months now.  He has a lower herniated disc and pinched nerve that leaves his right side numb.  Watch the video and hear Ross personally describe how his chiropractic treatment here in our Hackettstown chiropractic clinic has put him back on track.  

Ross explains his journey to find us here at Village Family Clinic came by way of disappointing results from previous chiropractic and orthopedic clinical care.  Ross' story serves as a reminder to never give up on your quest to rid yourself of back and neck pain.  While it is proven that both orthopedic and chiropractic treatment are avenues for pain relief, it most definitely matters who you choose to deliver those services.  Roy found us here at Village Family Clinic and discovered positive results that other care providers could not deliver.  

Dr. Fedich and his team of chiropractic professionals here at Village Family Clinic make difference in peoples lives. We invite you to learn about the various chiropractic services offer here in Hackettstown.  When ready, call us anytime to learn more!  



Chiropractic Adjustments without Cracking

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Today we are going to show you an instrument to adjust different areas of the spine. It doesn't always have to be a big forcible adjustment. Some people don't like that style of manipulation.

So what we have here is the impulse adjusting tool. It delivers the force into the joint faster than you can do with your hands. So, we don't have to do the same forcible adjustment as we do with our hands. It helps accomplish the same movement in the spine.

We gently push the head of the instrument into the spine and pull the trigger. It delivers a rapid, precise force into the spine, making sure all segments of the vertebrae are moving properly.

If you were to ask the patient, they would tell you that it is very comfortable. For more information about chiropractic adjustments without cracking, contact Village Family Clinic.

Happy Thanksgiving From Village Family Clinic

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Massage - Village Family Clinic

It’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our clients, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

Trunk Or Treat event!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Join us for our first annual Open to the Public Trunk Or Treat event!

9am- Cars arrive for set up
10am- trunk or treating starts for the kids
10:30- 12pm- Pumpkin Painting contest starts
12pm- event ends and decorations can be taken down

Cash Prizes for decorated cars in the following categories:

  • SPOOKIEST
  • CUTEST
  • MOST CREATIVE

Apple Cider, coffee, treats, and much more will be offered!

Please email marketing@hackettstownfamilyclinic.com to be a participating trunk or treat decorator!

How To Choose Your Doctor of Chiropractic Service

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Your friends here at Village Family Clinic are happy to inform that we've "checked all the boxes" that the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends for you to choose your doctor of choice.

Here are the ACA guidelines recommended for qualifying your chiropractic care team:

Village Family Clinic - Dr. Thomas Miller Chiropractor
  • When Choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic, be sure the chiropractor has attended an accredited chiropractic college.
  • Village Family Clinic - Dr. James Fedich Chiropractor
  • Make sure the chiropractor is licensed to practice in your state. After graduating from an accredited chiropractic college, doctors of chiropractic must pass rigorous state and national board exams before they can practice.
  • Talk to the doctor. The chiropractor should be willing to answer your questions and should talk freely with you about your concerns and course of treatment.

We take great pride in availing ourselves to our patients at all times to promote strong spinal health. We avail ourselves (and invite you to contact us) to discuss how chiropractic care can (and will) change your quality of life. We even accept same day appointments. Please call if you have any questions: (908) 292-8608.

Tips For A Healthy Spine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Tips For A Healthy Spine

Our friends at the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) generously share resources that we can pass along to you. It is a shared goal of the ACA and us to offer you education and advice regarding overall spine and neck health. All of us who treat spine and neck pain here at Village Family Clinic (Hackettstown, NJ) are professionally rewarded to know that this blog (and the advice and tips that we offer) really do make a difference in people's lives.

This blog post offers some very basic tips for maintaining a healthy spine as offered by the ACA to include tips on:

  • Standing
  • Lifting
  • Sitting
  • Sleeping
  • Use of Technology

Read the entire work from the ACA here. As you'll learn within this body of work, approximately 80% of the U.S. population either does (or will) suffer from some form of spinal pain. Correcting bad habits that effect your spine will benefit you now and into the future. We take great pride in both preventing neck and back pain for our Hackettstown family through this free blog and through thorough direct preventative health consults to our patients. Our chiropractic treatment services have well served the Hackettstown community for years. If you have any questions about the ACA article or have any question at all about eliminating your back and/or neck pain, just give us a call!

Do Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care? (Yes They Do)

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017
Village Family Clinic - Chiropractic Care Insurance in Hackettstown, NJ

One of the frequently asked questions that our chiropractic care team here at Village Family Clinic gets is: "Does my health insurance cover chiropractic care services?"  The short answer is chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at more than 60 veterans medical facilities.

Many of our patients are also thrilled to discover that their chiropractic care services are covered by both their flexible savings accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) programs. In fact chiropractic patients suffering neck and back pain here in Hackettstown (and across the nation as well) are so pleased with their chiropractic treatment's results that they program future treatment into their strategic FSA and HSA execution plans.

Millions of Americans every year stress about FSA accounts during the latter part of the calendar year. They stress about the "use or loose" nature of those hard-earned FSA dollars. Yet, we sadly witness it time and time again in the "I wish I had known" comments of our patients who discover that they could have long ago began their chiropractic treatment for back and neck pain using their FSA.

Let us help you take the stress out of all things insurance, HSA, and FSA-related. You focus on your neck and spinal health and moving forward to once again living a quality and pain free life. Learn more about the chiropractic services we offer here in Hackettstown, NJ then give us a call to discuss how your spine and neck pain can be a thing of the past before you know it!

Spinal Manipulation - It's Just What the (Medical) Doctor Orders

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 28, 2017
Village Family Clinic - spinal health professionals here in Hackettstown, NJ

Your spinal health professionals here in Hackettstown, NJ wish to share with you some statistics derived from The American College of Physicians, the 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association (and others) about the benefits of chiropractic spinal manipulation. While none of these findings are news to those of us who deliver chiropractic care services, the general population likely will find these facts both informative and surprising:

  • In 2017, the American College of Physicians released updated low back pain guidelines that recommend first using non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulation, for acute and chronic low back pain.
  • Similarly, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017 supports the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first line treatment for acute low back pain. 95% of past-year chiropractic users say it's effective, and 97% of past-year chiropractic users are likely to see a chiropractor if they have neck/back pain.
  • In a consumer survey, chiropractic outperformed all other back pain treatments, including prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies.
  • Chiropractors are the highest rated healthcare practitioner for low-back pain treatments above physical therapists (PTs), specialist physician/MD (i.e., neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons), and primary care physician/MD (i.e., family or internal medicine).
  • With prescription pain drug abuse now classified as an epidemic17 in the United States and the number of spinal fusions soaring 500% over the last decade,18 the essential services provided by chiropractors represent a primary care approach for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of back pain and spinal disorders that can often enable patients to reduce or avoid the need for these riskier treatments.
  • Chiropractors' collaborative, whole person-centered approach reflects the changing realities of health care delivery and fits well into Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and patient-centered, medical home (PCMH) models bringing greater clinical efficiency, patient satisfaction and cost savings.
  • In 2015, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care systems in the U.S. (including every major hospital), recognized the value of non-drug approaches by adding chiropractic to its pain management standard.

While none of these findings are news to us, we no longer are surprised to find that that the general public (and in fact some of our new patients) find these facts to be surprisingly revealing. We take great reward in both educating and treating you with a host of spinal manipulative techniques that prove time and time again to return our patients to a true pain free quality of life.

Call or contact us today to discuss any of the findings discussed above or to schedule your initial consult with Dr. James and the caring staff here at Village Family Clinic!

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.


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Hi I'm Laurel, I'm a patient at the Village Family Clinic. I just want to thank Dr. Fedich and the whole staff for everything they have done for me. My back feels so much better. This machine that I have been using has really helped my back and I just want to thank everybody. Thank you!


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Hi! My name Maria and I'm here at the Village Family Clinic. I came for compression for my neck and chiropractic for my back and I'm feeling better. The atmosphere in this clinic is so friendly. They know what they're doing and I would love for people come to this place. They're very friendly, especially my friend Jessica. Fully nice work, everybody fully nice. I wish everybody would come here. Very friendly people in this clinic.


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Hi my name is Karen. Back in December, I came to Dr. Fedich because I'd been in a lot of pain with my neck. I had a herniated disk and they introduced me to this Triton machine, which has really been a God send, helping me pull my neck and taking the pain away. I also referred my father and my son because I trust this Doctor so much...he's helped me so much. Now, I'm going to Ashley for massages. I'm just addicted to this place..