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Slips and Falls

- Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We are often asked why to consider chiropractic care for children? There are several answers to that. First and foremost, many back and spinal issues in adults start forming at a young age. Slip and falls, sports injuries, some while minor are accumulative in nature. Just like a bank account...

Warm Holiday Greetings To You All

- Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Warm Holiday greetings to you all. We write this note to you with joyous confidence that 2021 will bring happier, healthy, and more profitable days to us all! That wish is certainly a cause for optimistic celebration this Holiday season. Our Holiday gift to you is the gift of small...

Kelly highly recommends Dr. Fedich and the Team at Village Family Clinic

- Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Here's a testimonial from one of our patients: "Hey this is Kelly I'd like to recommend Dr. Fedich and his team very highly. I've been coming here for many years for multiple reasons, mostly my back and neck. I always get relief and I don't need to come in they...

Who wants a Traeger Grill!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 02, 2020

WE are Giving Away a Brand New Traeger Smoker Grill! Here is How you Win!! 🚒 Refer a NEW PATIENT 🚒 VIdeo Testimonial 🚒 Buy a Ticket for a 5 Dollar Donation to the Allamuchy Fire Department Keep the Latest Updates on our Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/VillageFamilyClinic/ UPDATE! Due to your...

Condition of the Week: Tension and Migraine Headaches

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dr. Tyler Carlock, DC, returns today to continue his series of videos designed to educate our patients (and the general public) regarding common painful conditions. We want all of you to know that The Village Family Chiropractic and Multi-Specialty Medical clinic here in Hackettstown stands ready to provide you non-surgical...

Local Office Celebrates 16 years of giving back

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Local Chiropractor Thanking Patients and the community with free food and care! Allamuchy, NJ (March 12, 20202) Dr. James R. Fedich of Village Family Clinic is Celebrating 16 years of helping the community live healthier, pain free lives and record amounts of giving back. The celebration will be April 4th,...

Condition of the Week: “Occipital Neuralgia” Headaches

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Our patients and regular readers of our blog know that we are Hackettstown’s most celebrated chiropractic and multi-specialty medical facility. Part of that reason is our commitment to patient and community education regarding painful health conditions that can be addressed via an assortment of chiropractic care services. Today, Dr. Tyler...

Condition Of The Month: Plantar Fasciitis

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Regular readers of Village Family Clinic blog know that we invest time and energy educating both our patients and the general public through this blog. Today we’re going to educate you on a very common (and very painful) condition that we treat on a daily basis here at our Hackettstown...

John Celebrating Pain Relief Will Crack You Up!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 27, 2020

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even if it’s about debilitating back pain. Laughing. That is something our patient, John, has learned to do once again. Check out this video that literally had us all on the floor. No, not with back pain, but laughing as John celebrates the success...

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season. This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you...

Cervicalgia (Neck Pain)

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The neck, also known as the cervical spine, has two main purposes: protecting the spinal cord and supporting the head allowing it to move with good range of motion. It is made up of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that are organized in a complex way that allows the...

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that...

Subluxation Defined

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Here at Village Family Clinic, our Hackettstown NJ Chiropractic care clinic, we take great pride in educating both our patients and the general public about neck and spine health. We’re proud of all of you for conducting your own research. We are thrilled to educate and answer your questions both...

Bulging, Herniated, and Degenerative Disc

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 06, 2019

Your spine is composed of 24 bones called vertebrae. In between each of this vertebrae are fibrous disc with a jelly-like center which provides shock absorption and flexibility to the spine. The vertebrae’s primary responsibility is to protect the spinal cord and allow openings for nerve to exit from the...

Patient Describes Their Back Examination and Treatment at Village Family Clinic

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hi, I'm Stephen D. I've been coming to Village Family Clinic about a month and five days. I came in for a quick examination on my back. They examined how my vertebrae were aligning up. They’re trying to get me from a red area to a green area. Not that...

Self-Treating Lower Back Pain At Home

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hello again from Hackettstown NJ’s Village Family Clinic. Dr. Fedich created a quick video tutorial that outlines some things you can do at home (or in the car) to relieve your lower back pain. Simple things that will cost you no money, no drugs, only a few moments of your...

Linda ONCE Had Pain Head-to-Toe

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 29, 2019

There is a pivotal moment in virtually every one of our patient-to-provider relationships. That moment is when we first shake hands with them and they share a common story about being at “wits end” regarding their acute and systemic pain. We assure all that we’ve “got your back”, but in...

Things to help while you are recovering from a leg injury or surgery

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

If you are someone who has ended up with a leg injury that either required immobilization, reduced weight bearing or surgery here are some helpful hints to help while you are recovering. Difficulty getting up and down from chairs or toilets: For chairs a simple fix is place 1-2 pillows...

Chiropractic Is Just For Pain, Right? Wrong!

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wrong! A very emphatic wrong! It is true that mostly every patient that enters a chiropractic office has some type of back pain – but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments. Aside from musculoskeletal conditions such as neck...

Chiropractic is just for back pain, right..?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 01, 2019

Wrong! A very emphatic wrong! It is true that mostly every patient that enters a chiropractic office has some type of back pain – but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments. Aside from musculoskeletal conditions such as neck...

All New Patient Service Fees To Go To Domestic and Sexual Abuse Crisis Center

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Help us Make a Difference! Our entire team here at Hackettstown’s Village Family Clinic is on a mission to help abused women and children in Warren County and are working with DASACC. The mission of the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center is to help, serve, and advocate for...

Vincent Celebrates Neck and Back Pain Control Via Acupuncture

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Debilitating pain is an equal opportunity employer. Pain attacks people of all ages and body types. People in pain have a primary mission in life, to find and sustain a pain management program that works for them. Meet our patient Vincent. You’d never know by looking at him that he...

Dr. Carlock Discusses How The Back Is Often The Source of Foot Pain

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 14, 2019

Hello again from Hackettstown NJ’s Village Family Clinic. Dr. Carlock addresses in the short video below a frequently asked question regarding foot pain. What most people don’t know is, as it pertains to foot pain, more often than not the source of the pain is not originating from the foot....

I Was In Kidney Failure, Now I’m Off All Meds

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Take a moment to consider our most recent patient feedback: “…I was in kidney failure….he took me off all my medicines…”, followed later by “…I don’t need to take any arthritis medicine”. Here’s a lady with a host of quality-of-life medical issues and Dr. Fedich and the Hackettstown Village Family...

Steve Found The Best Chiropractor in Hackettstown NJ

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our patient, Steve, did his homework and research looking for the best chiropractic services offered here in Hackettstown, NJ. He read with interest the litany of chiropractic, physical therapy, pain management, and other testimonials and put in a call to Village Family Clinic. Listen to Steve tell his story below...

Nick Thankful of His Upper Back Pain Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 28, 2019

Here’s another example of what keeps us gong here at Hackettstown’s Village Family Clinic! We’re helping Nick systematically erase his upper-back pain via a variety of chiropractic services here in our Hackettstown clinic! Nick graciously acknowledges the skills and success of Dr. Carlock and PT Scanlon for leading the way...

Allamuchy Mayor Gives Proclamation for 15 years of Giving Back

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Allamuchy Township Mayor Rick Lomonaco, gave a proclamation on Saturday, April 13, 2019, to recognize the many contributions and services of Dr. James R. Fedich, giving back to the community and helping others along the way. Village Family Clinic celebrated its 15-year anniversary on Saturday in grand fashion. “It’s been...

Chiropractic Care Returns Quality of Life to Car Accident Victim

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Car accident victims increasingly turn to chiropractic treatment here at Hackettstown NJ’s Village Family Clinic to manage systemic pain. Hockey and football players might take issue with the following statement, but a car accident is likely to be the most violent impact you and your body will ever experience. Given...

Carrie D’s Remarkable Recovery from Herniated Disk and Sciatica

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hello again from Hackettstown NJ’s Village Family Clinic. It gives us tremendous professional reward when our once pain-stricken patients feel so good that they want to share their treatment success stories as does Carrie D. below. She mentions a number of our services in her video that combined to turn...

Herniated Disk and Shoulder Pain Treatments

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

"Hi I'm Nicole Miller, I'm a patient here at Village Family Clinic. I've been coming here for about eight months to a year, I originally came in because I had herniated discs in my lower back region. My current plan was really to go on the spinal decompression table. Dr....

Dr. Fedich Contributes to Reader’s Digest Story on Shoulder Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 07, 2019

Leading publications continue to turn to Dr. Fedich for professional contribution to their stories. Recently, Reader’s Digest turned to Dr. Fedich as a contributor to their published story: “13 Medical Reasons for Your Shoulder Pain”. Dr. Fedich contributes regarding the subject of “Osteoarthritis”, one of the more common causes of...

Christine’s Pain Decreasing Daily

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 31, 2019

When it comes to professional reward, sometimes a smiling face offering select few words says it all. Christine’s came to Village Family Chiropractic Clinic here in Hackettstown with severe pain and seeking pain management via a Hackettstown NJ chiropractic care team. We are so proud to have returned a smile...

Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 03, 2019

Researchers in Spain and the United States report that “Patients who received physical therapy consisting of manual techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome” achieved results comparable to outcomes for patients who had surgery for this condition. Physical therapy patients saw faster improvements at the one-month mark than did patients treated surgically....

Happy Holidays from Village Family Clinic

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Village Family Clinic. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We...

Rotator Cuff Tears

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 06, 2018

What is the rotator cuff? It is the tendinous attachment of 4 muscles that start from the Shoulder blade (Scapula) to attach to the top of the Shoulder (Humeral head). Tendons attach muscle to bone and allow the muscle to move/control the joint. Tendons can sustain tears as a result...

It’s Time to Get Hip!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Things in the world of Hip region pain are changing. So here is a quick synopsis of 4 of the more common hip issues. Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI): This is one of the newest hip problem diagnosis. It has come about because of the ability to perform much better imaging...

7 Ways to Naturally Heal a Headache

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 08, 2018

While chiropractic care can fix headaches by correcting subluxations in the spine, there are other temporary treatments that help reduce aches. With help from chiroone.net, we have listed 7 holistic, natural ways to relieve headaches. Chamomile tea, a mild sedative, acts as an anti-inflammatory and relaxes muscles and depresses the...

Heat vs. Ice to Treat Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 25, 2018

Did you recently go to the gym and bruise, sprain, or strain something? What do you do when you are faced with a painful injury, bruise, or swelling? Do you go for the heat compress or the ice pack to reduce pain? In this blog post, we will set the...

Healthy Meal Plan: The Paleo Diet

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 11, 2018

A healthy, balanced diet is essential for overall health, especially long-term. The devastating effects that a poor diet has on the body can lead to the breakdown of fundamental bodily processes. No matter where you are, it is important to establish healthy eating and exercise practices whether that be cutting...

What To Do When You're Having Neck Pain

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Hey everybody! Here’s a simple video about what to do when you're having neck pain. So we have a lot of patients in the clinic with neck pain so we’re here to give you a little explanation about neck pain, tell you some things that to do that might help...

Is Advil all that great?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 21, 2018

How's it going everyone, this is dr. Carlock over at Village Family Clinic here today to talk about how Advil is not as great as you think. So a lot of people coming in here with backpain, neck pain, and other aches and their first response is usually to pop...

Sitting is the New Smoking

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hi everybody, Dr. Miller here at Village Family Clinic. Today I want to talk to you about how to sit at your desk all day for eight hours without having back pain. A lot of people have jobs where we have to sit all day. It's a big source of...

What to Do if You Can’t Get Neck Pain Relief

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 06, 2018

Neck pain is a common ailment reported by men and women from different age groups and backgrounds. Recurrent causes of neck pain include muscle strains, nerve compressions, whiplash, disease, injury, and worn joints. People who lift excessive amounts of weight, carry heavy bags on their shoulders, or have bad posture...

How to Sit at Your Desk For 8 Hours Without Having Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sitting at your desk for an extended period of time can eventually cause pain and discomfort. Studies show that back and neck discomfort that stem from poor sitting posture or substandard work environment can ultimately lead to unproductivity on the job. A chiropractic visit is beneficial in realigning the back,...

The Village Family Clinic Is Hosting Patient Appreciation Day with A Very Special Guest, Dwight “Doc” Gooden

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hackettstown, NJ (August 8, 2018) Village Family Clinic invites old patients and new patients in for patient appreciation day on September 22nd from 10am to 1pm and is very excited to announce that we will also have a meet and greet with Doc Gooden the same day from 11am to...

When is the right time to have a Total Knee Replacement (TKR)?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

We get this question often from our patient’s, friends and relatives. Recently I read an excellent review article of a Danish Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) by John Orchard, MD a sports physician from Australia. Here is a synopsis of his article. 100 patients eligible for TKR; randomized to 50 getting...

The Opioid Crisis Claims Thousands of American Lives Dr. James Fedich Discusses Healthy and Natural Alternatives to Opioids

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018

According to two recent CBS news articles and a report published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are culpable for more than 115 U.S. deaths every day. The abuse of opioids, prescribed pain-relieving drugs, has increased dramatically and the search is on for a natural alternative to these...

Personal Injury

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 13, 2018

By Dr. Tyler J. Carlock, D.C. Did you know that even a minor fender bender can cause serious injury to your spine? Whiplash is a common word but not many people know exactly what it means. Whiplash occurs when you are in a collision with a car especially being rear-ended....

Dr. Tyler Carlock, D.C. Reveals the Truths about Whiplash

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hackettstown, NJ (July 11, 2018) Dr. Tyler Carlock, Chiropractic physician at Village Family Clinic explains the gravity of the damage a car accident can inflict on the spine and ways to promote recovery and rehabilitation. Dr. Carlock defines whiplash, “a common word but [one that] not many people know exactly...

The Village Family Clinic Prepares to Host their Seventh Annual Pet Food Drive to Benefit Local Animal Shelters

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hackettstown, NJ (July 11, 2018) Village Family Clinic hosts their seventh annual Pet Food Drive at their office location in Hackettstown, NJ to collect pet food for local animal shelters August 20th through the 24th during office hours. Dr. James R. Fedich, clinic director at Village Family Clinic, has organized...


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