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COVID-19 INFORMATION



                     OFFICE PROTOCOL FOR THE FLU SEASON     
                  
We have had our offices professionally disinfected, we provide tissues throughout, we have hand sanitizers throughout, and we require hand washing of our staff.  Professional tables, door handles, and light switches are wiped down with sanitary wipes.  All equipment is sanitized between patient use.  

On March 27, 2020, Governor Ivy announced closures for "nonessential businesses" and listed those closed businesses specifically.     As a doctor's office, however, we are viewed as an "essential" business that provides "physical medicine" to patients with headaches, joint, and back pain.  We see emergency pain patients to a lesser degree and keep them from the E.R. where beds are scarce and the potential for exposure to those who are contagious is a greater risk.    


WE RECEIVED OUR OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE GOVERNOR CONFIRMING OUR "ESSENTIAL" STATUS.  WE ARE TO CARRY THIS LETTER, ALONG WITH OUR STAFF, MAINTAIN OUR HOURS, AND CONTRIBUTE AS REQUIRED DURING THIS OUTBREAK.


We had confirmed this with the Alabama State  Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  We also provide supplements to help with immune support and patient education. 

Of course, if you test positive for COVID-19, self-isolate, and seek medical help whenever you or a family member displays threatening symptoms.


Chiropractic patients come to our office for headaches, pain and joint discomfort.  We don't treat conditions likely to spread infection or with severe at risk health conditions. 

We individually schedule patients for a specific set time, so our 3600 sq ft office rarely seems full.   Few patients are individually scheduled throughout the day.  We normally see no more than 9 patients in the morning and  9 patients in the afternoon daily schedule.   Each office is open only twice a week with alternating days at each office.   It's very easy to manage "safe spacing" and sanitation at each office.

THOSE MOST AT RISK FROM INFECTION SHOULD AVOID CONTACT:

COPD   CHRONIC CONGESTIVE HEART DX
ANY LUNG DISEASE CANCER/ ANY AUTOIMMUNE TX
RECENT HX OF PNEUMONIA    ASTHMA
ELDERLY/FEEBLE ANY "WASTING" SYMPTOM


STATISTICS ON THE NEWLY IDENTIFIED COVID-19 from *"MEDICAL NEWS TODAY"

This one of many corona-viruses started most likely in November of 2019 in the Wuhan province of China associated with exotic birds, bats, reptiles, and small animals in handling and "unclean" food preparation.   As of "February 17, 2020, there were 44,000 confirmed diagnoses."*  80% were mild, 14% caused breathlessness and pneumonia, 5% caused the failure of one or more organ, and 2% caused death*.  Numbers have increased, but the mortality rate is at 1.5% in the states.

This is very concerning, but statistically, it is lower right now in the U.S. than the loss of tens of thousands each year to what we have called the "common seasonal flu." 

No one knows if this outbreak will rival the top lethal viruses seen in modern history, only time will tell.  

AS WITH OUR SUPPLEMENT DISCLAIMER, WE CAN RECOMMEND SUPPLEMENTS THAT ATTEST TO IMMUNE SUPPORT AS SUPPORTED BY THE MANUFACTURER AND VARIOUS STUDIES, BUT WE CAN MAKE NO GUARANTEES.   WE DO NOT DIAGNOSE OR TREAT DISEASE.

As Always:  Make healthy choices for your daily health,  be strong, hopeful, and do not live with a spirit of fear.