How has COVID-19 changed your life?
Everyone seems to be affected, even those suffering from unrelated chronic pain. According to the American Medical Association, “more than 40 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality as well as ongoing concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder.” Click here for details and a state-by-state breakdown of the crisis.
Especially now, those dealing with pain issues need alternatives to opioids. Thankfully, there are natural, evidenced-based methods to seek pain relief. Manage your pain with a reliable and drug-free alternative: chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a simple solution, easily adjustable to each patient’s individual needs and concerns. While back and neck pain are the most common reasons new patients visit a chiropractor, many other pain-related problems can be addressed by a chiropractor, on any part of the body. Unlike medication, chiropractic care digs deeper, allowing the chiropractor to discover the reason your pain continues to bother you. This whole body approach results in longer-lasting relief, ultimately treating the cause of your pain, not just the symptoms.
Some chiropractic patients seek treatment for:
- Sports-related injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Misalignment due to prolonged sitting at a computer
- Car accidents
- Trouble sleeping
- Limited mobility
- Sinus issues
- Stress relief
If you’re seeking pain relief for any of those reasons, make an appointment today. Chiropractors across the country are still open for business. The US government determined chiropractors are essential workers, so they have been helping their patients deal with pain throughout the pandemic.
Like other health care facilities, chiropractic offices have established new procedures to keep their staff and patients healthy.
It is always a good idea to wear a mask when in the presence of others to help reduce risks for yourself and those around you. In addition to mask usage, these procedures include:
- Increased cleaning and sanitation
- More hand washing
- Keeping patients and staff six feet apart
- And more!
When you visit your chiropractor, take care to sanitize your hands frequently and follow physical distancing guidelines. Discuss with your chiropractor if telemedicine is a better temporary solution for your situation. Also, be sure to stay home when you’re not feeling well.
Now is not the time to ignore your pain or seek a quick fix. Chiropractors are health care professionals ready to provide a natural solution to your pain problems. More than ever, your overall health and well being are important and cannot be neglected. A stronger you with less pain will be better capable of rising to the challenges of 2020.