Why did the Governor and Homeland Security ask us to keep our office open during the COVID 19 Crisis?
For two important reasons:
1. Chiropractic adjustments help your body handle stress without getting sick.
When we are stressed we produce a chemical called cortisol. Cortisol depresses the immune system. Remember the flight or fight response? When we feel stress, the body thinks we are in danger and prepares us to run or fight that danger. That works well when a bear is chasing us but not when we are worried about our job or the economy or our depressed teenager.
Chiropractic adjustments help shift our brains and our bodies into a calmer, relaxed, less stressed state.
This allows our immune system, digestive system, endocrine system, respiratory system- all our systems to function better and fight off the Coronavirus.
Your immune system is your best defense against the Coronavirus!
By shifting us from the “survival” mode into the “healing” mode, we are able to manage all our stressors without breaking down.
This is why most of our patients are continuing to get chiropractic care. It is imperative to stay as healthy as possible during this time. We will all eventually be exposed to this and other viruses, so keeping our immune system strong is the smart move. But it is also important to make sure all our systems are functioning optimally.
2. To take the stress off the hospitals.
We all know how stressed the hospital systems are and that it will continue to get worse. Healthcare workers are stressed and their #1 priority is managing Coronavirus patients.
Over 25% of E.R. visits are for back or neck pain.
Studies have shown over and over that chiropractic care is more effective, safer and less expensive than drugs or surgery for these and other conditions. By seeing your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers for their sciatica, migraine, sprained wrist, twisted knee, we can keep the E.R. less crowded.
We have made adjustments here to ensure the safety of our patients.
First of all, we have been constantly cleaning and sanitizing every inch of our offices, patient rooms, tables, equipment, and computers. We have very minimal staff for safety reasons (for our staff and patients).
So please, do yourself and your family the favor of getting adjusted to keep your body in optimal shape to ward off the Coronavirus.
We are here to help!
Dr. Julia Keiser