Safe Chiropractic Services Open Again at DAP
Dr. Jim Cox is noticing that his clients have new aches and pains that seem to go along with sheltering in place. Read more, including tips for keeping our backs healthier.
Now that chiropractic services at DAP have resumed, what are some common problems your clients are noticing, and what can you tell us about the causes?
Working from home: A LOT of sore and stiff necks and shoulders due to bad ergonomics, and not having a proper desk set up.
Walking or hiking a lot more than ever before: Low back and hip pain from exercise their bodies aren’t used to.
Getting to those projects that have been put off: Shoulder pain from lifting all those rocks or boxes.
Anxiety and stress over the whole situation: General aches and stiffness all over, a physical manifestation, which also can be from inactivity (REALLY staying in).
How safe is it to come see you at DAP?
Very safe. We’re screening at the door. Everyone is masked and surfaces are wiped down thoroughly between patients.
Will you be doing things differently in your practice?
Wiping down surfaces was always our protocol, so the screening and masks are the only thing new. No modifications to treatment protocol.
Any tips for folks to preserve their backs when hunkering down means they cannot see their favorite Dr. of Chiropractic?
Move it or lose it! Within tolerable levels of course.
- Stretch often.
- Yes, it’s a “stay at home” order but that doesn’t mean you can’t go for a walk. The heat now poses a challenge, so get up early and take a nap later.
- Maintain a healthy diet as much as possible. Carb loading with inactivity is the perfect recipe for joint inflammation.