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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...

Tips to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Hello everybody Dr. James Fedich, Clinic Director at Village Family Clinic in Hackettstown, NJ. If you don't know we are we're in Hackensack New Jersey and we are one of the area's largest health care providers. We havehave multiple chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and medical pain management over here...

Neck Stretches to Alleviate Neck Pain

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How's everybody doing? This is Dr. Carlock with Hackettstown, NJ’s Village Family Clinic. I'm here today talking about a couple of home exercises and stretches you can do if you're suffering from any neck pain or discomfort. A lot of us at our jobs are sitting all day at the...

Your Pelvis and How it Relates to Lower Back Pain

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 04, 2018

How are you doing everybody? This is Dr.Carlock with Village Family Chiropractic Clinic here in Hackettstown, NJ. I’m going to talk to you today a little bit about the pelvis and how it relates to low back pain. A lot of our patients come in our office with complaints about...

BPPV: Why do I get Dizzy? (They say I have rocks in my head)

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Benign – it is not life-threatening Paroxysmal – it comes in sudden, brief spells Positional – it gets triggered by certain head positions or movements Vertigo – a false sense of rotational movement BPPV is a mechanical problem in the inner ear. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo...

The Importance of Office Ergonomics

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 16, 2018

By Dr. Tyler J. Carlock, D.C.  There is a new saying going around that “sitting is the new smoking” and it is a problem that is affecting millions of Americans. How many of us sit all day for our 9-5 job? The vast majority of America is sitting more than...

Acupuncture's Increasing Role in American Pain Management

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 05, 2018

The use of acupuncture as a treatment for pain is systematically increasing across America. We are proud to inform you that our chiropractic treatment team here at Village Family Clinic has provided acupuncture care services to our Hackettstown, NJ patients for years now and with great success.  Some consider it...

A Chiropractor's Take on Fad Diets

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, March 22, 2018

By Dr. Tyler J. Carlock, D.C. Today, more than ever, fad diets are becoming a popular way to lose weight fast. Diets are based on everything from a persons blood type, skin color, eye color, counting carbs, and some are based on nothing at all. Many of these diets are...

Types of Arthritis and How to Treat Them

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 01, 2018

By Dr. Tyler J. Carlock, D.C. With the American population ever-increasing and life expectancy getting higher- arthritis is on the verge of becoming an epidemic in this country. Arthritis can be a disabling and crippling disease that forces thousands of Americans to become bedridden. Arthritis takes on two distinct forms....

Dr. Fedich Discusses “Rules” for Healthy Sleep

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hello, everybody. Dr. James Fedich here, Clinic director at Village Family Clinic. If you don't know, we are Hackettstown, New Jersey’s premiere Chiropractic clinic, and are one of the area's largest healthcare providers. We have multiple chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and medical pain management here for all your healthcare...

Chiropractic Treatment of Pinched Nerves (Hacketstown, NJ)

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

This Village Family Clinic (Hackettstown, NJ) blog post is presented by Dr. Thomas Miller who defines and discusses one of the most common ailments treated by chiropractors, the "pinched nerve".   If you suspect your suffer from a pinched nerve in and/or around the Hacketstown NJ area, this video will help explain what is...

Female Veterans--Fastest Growing Chiropractic Patient Block

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hello again dear friends from Dr. James and his staff here at Hackettstown's Village Family Clinic.  Our friends at the American Chiropractic Association are a wealth of knowledge and they invite us to share their insight into the subject of chiropractic treatment as well as the chiropractic industry as a whole. ...

Dr. Fedich Endorses ChiroSlumber Mattresses for Spine and Neck Health

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Here at Village Family Chiropractic Clinic in Hacketstown, NJ, we consider the mattress to be a critical element of your overall spine and neck health.  As such, Dr. Fedich and his staff invest time and energy researching the mattress industry in search of the absolute best in support of promoting spine...

Acupuncture Treatment for PTSD

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This Village Family Clinic (Hackettstown, NJ) blog post is presented by Dr. Karen Zuidema who demonstrates the use of acupuncture in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  If you seek treatment from PTSD and live in and/or around the Hacketstown NJ area, this video demonstrates how acupuncture serves to stimulate the brain...

Graston Chiropractic Technique Demonstration

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

This Village Family Clinic (Hackettstown, NJ) blog post is presented by Dr. Miller who demonstrates soft tissue modality using the "Graston" technique.  If you suffer any form of back pain in (or around) Hackettstown NJ, the Graston technique is but one of many different chiropractic services provided here in our modern and comfortable...

Hackettstown NJ's Village Family Clinic Treats Arthritis Sufferers

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 02, 2018

This is a neck and spine-related blog post dedicated to you who suffer from arthritic pain in your spine and neck. This blog post is brought to you from you friends at Village Family Clinic here in Hackettstown NJ. We author works (like today's post on arthritis) because we take...

Happy New Year from Village Family Clinic

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy New Year from Village Family Clinic. We would like to thank our patients, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018! If we have had the pleasure of being your choice...

Hackettstown NJ's Top Chiro Team Offers Simple Advice on Posture

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hello again dear friends from Dr. Fedich and his team here at Hackettstown NJ's Villiage Family Clinic.  Let's talk posture! We often hear that good posture is essential for good health. Good posture affects your overall wellbeing specifically when it pertains to neck and spine health. We recognize poor posture when...

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and...

Full-Body Massage Combats Tension - Allamuchy, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Massage therapy in Allamuchy, NJ has several advantages for your wellness. These advantages go far beyond the hour spent relaxing quietly while being massaged. Evidence indicates that tension is a root cause of many different illnesses. You can alleviate or relieve tension through a full body massage to stop issues from...

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...

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...

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...

Happy Thanksgiving From Village Family Clinic

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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...

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...

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: When Choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic,...

Tips For A Healthy Spine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 21, 2017

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...

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

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 07, 2017

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...

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

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 28, 2017

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...

Find out what Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Can Do for You

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 21, 2017

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...


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