Updated: Oct 3

Chiropractic’s Role in COVID-19 Pandemic


March 20, 2020 (Raleigh, NC) The NC Chiropractic Association (NCCA) affirms that doctors of

chiropractic are essential healthcare providers, ready to serve their communities both in daily

care and in times of urgent need such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care physicians and represent an essential and necessary

component of the health care program for patients of all ages and all walks of life in North

Carolina. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential to the maintenance of the health and well-being of this patient population.

The association encourages jurisdictions at all levels to utilize chiropractic as an essential

healthcare resource, especially during a pandemic when chiropractors can keep

non-contaminated pain patients out of high-risk physician offices and hospitals. This assists

these facilities to focus on those affected by COVID-19 and decreases overcrowding and

contamination. “The North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners believes in the value of Doctors of Chiropractic being available to the public in this time of crisis,” said Dr. Kevin Sharp, President of the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. “Whether it’s caring for their patients in acute distress or helping take the burden of non infected musculoskeletal patients out of the Primary Care offices and Emergency rooms, Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely positioned to provide that service in their communities.”For information on your nearest chiropractor, visit ncchiro.org.

COVID-19 Response from Wilson Family Chiropractic


We, at Wilson Family Chiropractic, are continuing to respond to the ever-changing environment around COVID-19 and the safety of our patients, staff and doctors is our highest priority. We understand that new information surrounding the changing landscape of our everyday routines has many feeling concerned.

As we navigate this situation, Wilson Family Chiropractic is relying on guidance from national and local chiropractic associations and healthcare organizations to direct our actions. Many, including the International Chiropractic Association view chiropractic care as an essential healthcare service that can be used by patients with a wide array of health conditions.

As a result, when and where possible, Wilson Family Chiropractic is open, and we remain committed to providing chiropractic care in our local communities. We know that many will continue to have healthcare needs that can be helped through chiropractic care, and we feel a responsibility and commitment to our patients. We are closely 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 communicate if our position needs to be modified as the COVID-19 circumstances develop.

Policy

We have implemented increased hygiene routines in our office, implemented monitoring and operations protocols and are following clinic procedures outlined by healthcare organizations and leading authorities within the chiropractic profession.

For those patients that have previously scheduled appointments we ask that if you are unable to keep these appointments to call to reschedule. In addition we ask that if you have traveled or have any symptoms, please call to reschedule and stay at home. We want to also protect our office staff and patients. Any fees will be waived if cancelled less than 24 hours.

Patient Support

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.

Resources

Follow the links below to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Steps to Prevent Illness:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention.html

Symptoms:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

What to do if you are sick:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsteps-when-sick.html

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Follow the links below to the World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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