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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.

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