Chiropractic Care is an Essential Healthcare Service- Read this Important Message regarding COVID-19
COVID-19 has brought upon us all, an international health crisis that is causing a tremendous stress to the world. Healthcare providers must all come together to provide the required care for patients during these times of needs. Per the International Chiropractors Association, Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are primary-contact healthcare providers who provide essential care, including (but not limited to) managing acute and urgent musculoskeletal conditions. These services are critical for managing cases that otherwise could end up in emergency rooms, worsening an already difficult situation. Chiropractic services also keep in place healthcare providers, first responders and others who have physically strenuous jobs that support critical infrastructure, such as truck drivers who continue to ensure that America’s healthcare and food supplies get to where they are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As DCs provide this essential support, doctors of chiropractic share the public health responsibility of slowing the transmission of COVID-19.
RxWellness Spine & Health, puts the safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. As we work in collaboration with our Healthcare system to respond to this epidemic, RxWellness Spine & Health is relying on guidance from national and local chiropractic associations and healthcare organizations to direct our actions. As a result, RxWellness offices are open, and we remain committed to providing quality chiropractic care in our local communities. We know that many will continue to have healthcare needs that can be helped through chiropractic care, including managing stress and we feel a responsibility and commitment to our patients.
We are proactively monitoring recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health departments. We will continue to adjust our protocols and positions appropriately as needs and circumstances changes with COVID-19 developments
Operational Control Protocols
As a precautionary measure, we have implemented increased hygiene and sanitizing routines, monitoring and operations protocols and are following clinic procedures outlined by healthcare organizations and leading authorities within the chiropractic profession.
We recommend patients follow guidelines issued by the CDC, and if you are feeling unwell, please take steps to safeguard others and remain at home.To date, routine hygienic measures are the suggested best practice for prevention of viruses like the coronavirus.
Department of Health Links:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Links:
- About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Steps to Prevent Illness
- What To Do If You Are Sick
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
World Health Organization (WHO) Links: