To our loyal patients of Burleson Chiropractic Center:
The current situation with COVID-19 is new to all of us, but together we have the shared priority of supporting our families, our employees, our loyal patients, and our communities who put their trust in us to serve them.
Our family and employees at Burleson Chiropractic Center, have put processes and procedures into place that enable us to care for you, our patients, while also keeping our employees safe.
We have implemented new procedures to limit any time in the waiting room, patients will be encouraged to utilize sanitizer prior to treatment and we are eliminating the traditional sign in sheet so this reduces an additional “high touch area”. You will notice the streamlined office procedure when we take you directly to a treatment room or exam room to begin your visit to our office. Additionally, you will be encouraged to utilize hand sanitizer upon completion of your visit so the front desk area and front door ( also high touch areas) will remain clean and disinfected upon your departure. We are limiting waiting rooms with multiple people to keep you safe and will be continually updating and improving any procedures as we receive more information from the CDC.
Just like you, we have families we care about and want to keep safe. When something like the coronavirus hits the news, it can make us worry about everyday decisions.
The person best equipped to take care of you is you, but we’ve got your back (pun intended). We clean our offices every night, and antiseptic wipes are used on every surface between patient visits. Even before the Coronavirus, we made it a point to wash our hands all the time. And we ask anyone coming to our offices to stay home if they’re not feeling well.
Here are some tips to help you and your family feel safe and ready to face the world.
Wash, wash, wash your hands. Did you know soap and water are more effective than hand sanitizer (and apparently easier to find right now)? To really get rid of any germs, wash for at least 20 seconds – which just happens to be how long it takes to hum Row-Row-Row Your Boat three times.
Be sneeze- and cough-courteous. Coughing or sneezing into the inner crook of your arm catches the droplets that would otherwise end up in the air or on the surfaces around you. The COVID-19 virus is transmitted through droplets, not through breathing, so this is important.
Save the mask for Halloween. The benefit of a mask is that it controls the outbound expression of germs when someone coughs or sneezes. If you’re healthy, a mask won’t be very effective in preventing the spread of germs. If you’re sick and need to be out in the world, a mask can help protect those around you from the germs you send out when you cough or sneeze.
Don’t touch your face! The easiest way to get sick (with any kind of virus) is to introduce germs from your hands to mucus membranes – like your eyes, nose and mouth.
Netflix and chill. If you’re not feeling well (whether it’s coronavirus or an old-school cold) please stay home, cuddle with your dog and catch up on your favorite show.
Out in the World
Wipe it out. Many of us do this anyway, but grab one of those wet wipes at the grocery store entrance to clean the cart (buggy for you southerners) handle.
Declutter! A clean desk or counter makes it easier to run a cleaning cloth across.
Personal space. Keep at least 6 feet between you and someone who is sneezing or coughing.
Sharing = caring? Not right now! We’re usually all about sharing, but for now the kindest thing you can do is avoid sharing food, drinks, even lotion or sanitizers – and the germs that ride with them.
Breathe in, breathe out. Ventilation is a good thing. Weather and location permitting, crack a window.
Taking Care of Yourself
Be on your best behavior. Keep yourself in good shape by getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, drinking lots of water and eating nutritious foods. A stressed body is a weak body, so manage your stress through exercise, meditation or conversation with a trusted friend.
Self-care matters. Caring for yourself is the best thing you can do for your overall health.
Chiropractic and your Health. Spinal adjustments have been shown to keep you feeling better and overall allows your body to function better due to correcting spinal misalignments that cause neural dysfunction. Neural dysfunction stresses a body out, which may lead to a weakened immune system and lowered response to a foreign body, such as the cold virus. So, remember over the next couple of months to encourage family members and friends to get their adjustments to stay feeling healthy and allow their bodies to fight any illness as effectively as possible.
For additional trusted resources about the coronavirus, we recommend these websites: