Your health has never been more important. With COVID-19 on the rise, this has become abundantly apparent.
In the past couple of months our lives have been turned upside down. We ask our selves more questions before we do anything
- Is it safe for my kids to be in school?
- Is it safe to participate in sports?
- Should I go inside for a workout class?
- Can I go out for drinks with my friends?
- Do we need to disinfect our groceries?
Amongst those questions might be, Should I go see my chiropractor?
While chiropractor’s have been deemed ‘essential’ in the State of Iowa, you may have your own thoughts.
Chiropractor’s are a portal-of-entry doctors. They are educated and licensed to diagnose, treat and co-manage patients. Chiropractors work in private practices, multi-disciplinary clinics as well as in the hospital setting. They are trained to examine, diagnose and refer to other healthcare providers when necessary.
Chiropractors manage acute and urgent musculoskeletal conditions. This is critical, otherwise, these cases would end up in the emergency room, worsening an already difficult situation.
Many medical visits and surgeries have been cancelled or postponed. Many patients rely on their chiropractic visits to “get them by” until they can continue on with their medical care.
As essential providers, doctors of chiropractic share the public health responsibility of slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Chiropractic offices must practice strict hygiene practices at every point of patient contact. They also much keep up to date with the current practices released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What are Chiropractic’s benefits during 2020:
- It keeps you mobile. Adjustments to specific joints in the spine keeps them functioning the way they were intended, reduces inflammation and reduces pain.
- It helps your recover from injuries. Your chiropractor can identify your pain and what is causing it.
- It keeps you going during hard times. First responders, medical doctors and desk workers put in long hard hours. Oftentimes in unforgiving positions. Adjustments ensure your spine and joints are in proper alignment through long shifts and extreme demands.
Keeping the hospitals open and full of open beds is essential right now. Everyone needs to work together to do their part to ‘flatten the curve’. Utilizing a chiropractor for their appropriate skill set will help us all do our part to get through 2020 and bring in the New Year with a whole new outlook on life.