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Happy New Year from Vida Chiropractic

Happy New Year from Vida Chiropractic

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 04, 2018
Vida Chiropractic - Happy New Year from Vida Chiropractic

Happy New Year from Vida Chiropractic. 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 in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of patient service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Vida Chiropractic we hope you have a safe, pain-free, and exciting New Year.

“We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens


Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

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 trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.


Newark's Vida Chiropractic Treats Those Suffering From Arthritis

Newark's Vida Chiropractic Treats Those Suffering From Arthritis

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - Treats Arthritis Patients here in Newark, NJ

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 Vida Chiropractic here in Newoark NJ. We author works (like today's post on arthritis) because we take great pride and professional reward in helping those living in pain to move forward to pain free living and a better quality of life.  We gladly do this as one way to give back to the Newark community who have done so much for us over the years.

Years ago, doctors hardly ever told rheumatoid arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down. However, recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions: gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. Rheumatic arthritis is also a rheumatic disease, affecting about 1 percent of the U.S. population (about 2.1 million people.) Although rheumatoid arthritis often begins in middle age and is more frequent in the older generation, young people and children can also suffer from it. Rheumatoid arthritis causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints.

Should Arthritis Patients Exercise? Exercise is critical in successful arthritis management. It helps maintain healthy and strong muscles, joint mobility, flexibility, endurance, and helps control weight. Rest, on the other hand, helps to decrease active joint inflammation, pain, and fatigue. Arthritis patients need a good balance between the two: more rest during the active phase of arthritis, and more exercise during remission. During acute systematic flares or local joint flares, patients should put joints gently through their full range of motion once a day, with periods of rest. To see how much rest is best during flares, patients should talk to their health care providers. If patients experience unusual or persistent fatigue, increased weakness, a decrease in range of motion, an increase in joint swelling, or pain that lasts more than one hour after exercising, they need to talk to their health care providers.

How Can Chiropractic Help? If you live in (or around) Newark NJ and suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, Dr.'s Arteta and Pereira can help you plan an exercise program that will:

  • Help you restore the lost range of motion to your joints
  • Improve your flexibility and endurance
  • Increase your muscle tone and strength

Our caring professionals here at Vida Chiropractic can also give you nutrition and supplementation advice that can be helpful in controlling and reducing joint inflammation. Call us today and take that first step to relieving your arthritic pain!


Newark's Top Chiro Team Offers Simple Advice on Posture

Newark's Top Chiro Team Offers Simple Advice on Posture

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, December 07, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - Corrects and Treats Bad Posture in Newark, NJ

Hello again dear friends from Dr. Pereria, Dr. Arteta, and the entire team at Vida Chiropractic here in Newark, NJ.  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 we see it in the form of unnatural body positions formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years. Chiropractors in general have a real grasp of the importance and necessity of good posture.

What is posture? Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without posture and the muscles that control it, we would simply fall to the ground.

Normally, we do not consciously maintain normal posture. Instead, certain muscles do it for us, and we don't even have to think about it. Several muscle groups, including the hamstrings and large back muscles, are critically important in maintaining good posture. While the ligaments help to hold the skeleton together, these postural muscles, when functioning properly, prevent the forces of gravity from pushing us over forward. Postural muscles also maintain our posture and balance during movement.

What are the consequences of poor posture? Poor posture can lead to excessive strain on our postural muscles. We typically see this in people who bend forward at the waist for a prolonged time in the workplace. Their postural muscles are more prone to injury and back pain. Persistent pain leads to the need for professional treatment such as spinal decompression or electrical muscle stimulation.  While we provide these chiropractic treatment options, we'd simply prefer you correct your posture and both end your pain and the need lengthy treatment.

Can I correct my poor posture? In a word, yes. Remember, however, that long-standing postural problems will typically take longer to address than short-lived ones, as often the joints have adapted to your long-standing poor posture. Conscious awareness of your own posture and knowing what posture is correct will help you consciously correct yourself. With practice, the correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down will gradually replace your old posture. In turn, this will help you move toward a better and healthier body position.

How can our team at Vida Chiropractic help? Those of you with long-standing postural problems will benefit from the professional chiropractic services of Dr. Pereria or Dr. Arteta to teach both your brain and your body to correct your bad posture. The doctors can assist you with proper posture, including recommending exercises to strengthen your core postural muscles. With the use of certain chiropractic techniques, Dr.'s Pereria and Arteta can also assist you with choosing proper postures during your activities and thus help reduce your risk of injury. 

Call us to learn about how Vida Chiropractic can help you correct bad posture, eradicate your back pain, and dramatically increase the overall quality of your life!


Happy Thanksgiving From Vida Chiropractic

Happy Thanksgiving From Vida Chiropractic

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - Chiropractic Care Insurance in Newark, NJ

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!


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

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

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 09, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - Chiropractic Care Insurance in Newark, NJ

One of the frequently asked questions that our chiropractic care team here at Vida Chiropractic 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 Newark (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 in Newark, 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!


Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Gobble Is Ready For Our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Feel free to stop by our office and help us make someones thanksgiving extra special this year.
From Nov 8 to Nov 22.

*All donations will be given to Epiphany Church*


How To Choose Your Doctor of Chiropractic Service

How To Choose Your Doctor of Chiropractic Service

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Your friends here at Newark's Vida Chiropractic 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 choosing a chiropractic care team:

Dr. Diana Arteta - Vida Chiropractic Doctor

When Choosing a Doctor of Chiropractic, be sure the chiropractor has attended an accredited chiropractic college.

  • Dr. Diana Arteta graduated from the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College.
  • Dr. Pereira graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiroipractic College in GA, the largest chiropractic school in the world. He was also a Clinic Excellence Award Winner.

Make sure the chiropractor is licensed to practice in your state.

After graduating from an accredited chiropractic college, a chiropractor must pass rigorous state and national board exams before they can practice.

Dr. Paolo Pereira - Vida Chiropractic Doctor
  • Dr. Diana Arteta is a Board Certified Chiropractor licensed in New Jersey.
  • Dr. Pereira frequently travels to seminars to stay updated on the latest research and get advanced training in areas in which he specializes. These include: Auto-Accident/Whiplash Injuries, Sports Injuries, and Pediatrics

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!

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

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

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - spinal health professionals here in Newark, NJ

Your spinal health professionals here in Newark, 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. Paul and Dr Diana and the caring staff here at Vida Chiropractic Clinic!


Tips For A Healthy Spine

Tips For A Healthy Spine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 28, 2017
Vida Chiropractic - 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 Vida Chiropractic (Newark, 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 Newark family through this free blog and through thorough direct preventative health consults to our patients. Our chiropractic treatment services have well served the Newark 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!