Elevate Chiropractic

Navigating the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Greetings!

Please note: Information in this message is accurate as of this writing, approximately 4pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

We hope this message finds you well! The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of C5oronavirus (COVID-19).

As licensed health care providers in New York State, our number one priority is and always has been YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. As such, we want to reinforce our procedures and commitment to protecting you, as well as our staff and doctors.

The protocols we have in place are based on guidance from the New York State Health Department and the CDC which are our usual and standard protocol. In light of these unusual circumstances, our protocols have been expanded well beyond the recommended actions and intervals including sanitizing all surfaces that could come under human touch multiple times per hour. Further, the sign-in procedure will utilize single use stylus.

We also are relaxing our missed appointment policy. If you feel sick or otherwise unable to come into the office due to concerns with COVID-19, there will be no fee for cancelling or rescheduling your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice.

On that note, if you have an upcoming appointment and have traveled internationally in the last 14 days, OR had close contact with someone who has traveled internationally in the past 14 days, AND you have fever, cough and/or trouble breathing, please first call your PCP’s office. If you do not have a PCP please call The Monroe County Department of Health at 585-753-5555! They will advise you on how to proceed. THEN, when it is feasible, give us a call to reschedule your appointment.

A note regarding immunity: As you know, it is your body’s electrical system (the nervous system) that controls and optimizes your immunity. Your nervous system is like an air traffic controller that directs the army of the immune system in detecting and eliminating invaders. The more powerful your immune system, the less likely you are to get sick. Simple. As you probably have guessed, when your immune system is not working the way it should, it’s really no different than having a 100 watt light bulb operating at 50% – as if it were stuck halfway on the dimmer switch. Does that make sense? We are not suggesting that NeuroStructural Chiropractic Adjustments (which is what we do in our office) is going to ward off coronavirus, or any other virus for that matter. What we are telling you is that it’s completely reasonable to suggest that a perfectly tuned nervous system can optimize your immunity and not only provide some shielding from coronavirus, but very likely all invaders. The other side of the equation is providing your body with what it needs functionally and nutritionally. You’re heard it a thousand times…get enough sleep, stay away from sugary foods and eat a well balanced diet, drink a lot of water, etc.

As we navigate this fluid situation, we will be in contact via our here, Facebook, email and via text and phone regarding changes in schedule and availability. Expect our offices to be open normal hours unless informed otherwise. Thank you for being a loyal patient. As always, if you have any questions please ask. 

Perhaps most importantly, please keep an eye on yourselves, your family and your neighbors. IF YOU NEED HELP, we are a family, we here for you and will do whatever we can to assist you so please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours in Chiropractic,
Dr. Charlie, Dr. Stephanie, Lisa, Lisa & Anna

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

The Best Mattress Value!

I am often asked what is the best mattress to purchase. Simply put, it is an important decision and there is a lot of misinformation out there. But, it doesn’t have to be hard. You don’t even have to go into the mattress store either. This is the one. See the links below for the 8″ thick models which are considered firm.

The Best Mattress!

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The Queen 8″: https://amzn.to/2IgFxDk

The King 8″: https://amzn.to/2QzGMBd

I know! Right? How can I recommend a mattress for this kind of money. Aren’t you supposed to spend a ton on a bed? Well, you can, but you don’t have to. I did. Full disclosure, I have a $3000 bed. It is great. It is also $3000. The bed I recommend is 90+% of the bed I have at less than 10% of the cost. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference. In fact, this bed is what my children sleep on (and I commonly fall asleep on myself). I will buy this in the future. You will need a solid base or a box spring or slatted base to place the mattress on. Here are the links for the box spring or slatted base if you have a metal frame:

Full Box Spring: https://amzn.to/2IhQa8N – Slatted Base: https://amzn.to/2EQwTuo

Queen Box Spring: https://amzn.to/2Wqqq3n – Slatted Base: https://amzn.to/2WqEo67

King Box Spring: https://amzn.to/2KaBURX – Slatted Base: https://amzn.to/2WI5eG5

So there you go. You have just saved $2500. Enough for a lot of other things for your health including chiropractic care! 🙂

Back To School Chiropractic with Elevate

Back to School!

Well that came quick! What a wonderful summer. Alas, September is here and that means school for the kiddos. What better time than now to consider some important points regarding your children and your own health and NeuroStructural well-being.

S L E E P. It’s time to get on schedule. Over the next week, slowly try to get the kids to bed a little earlier each day and get them up a little earlier progressively so that they aren’t shocked that first week back to school. Studies show it’s better on our cortisol and therefore stress levels.

F O O D. Consider less grains and more fruit and vegetables for breakfast. Jettison the cereals and consider eggs (any style, I like hard-boiled because they are easy), oatmeal and fruit as alternatives. This will keep away the brain drain of late morning. Pack vegetables and hummus, fruit and tree-nuts (almonds, cashews etc.) for an energetic lunch rather than empty calorie junk food. This can make homework time easier after school instead of lethargic zombie-children emerging from the bus each afternoon!

B A C K P A C K. Test fit the backpacks on the kids. Teach them to put the heaviest books closer to the back and keep the straps snug so that the shoulders aren’t pulled back. Also encourage them to only carry what they need to have with them to minimize weight.

E Y E S I G H T. This is something to consider since this will be the first classroom work in a few months. Ask them if they are seeing the teacher and the lessons clearly. Eye and neck strain and hence structural issues could ensue if it is not appropriately managed. You can ask us about it too at your next visit. 

T E X T I N G. This is a big one. Encourage kids to hold the device vertically; minimizing the flexion of the neck. Long term, this position can traction the spinal cord reducing neurological efficiency and likely setting the groundwork for bigger issues down the road.

So there you have it. A few points to consider. Since routines are being re-established, this is also a good time to re-assess yours and your children’s spine and nervous system. Early detection of issues can allow for the opportunity to properly restore and protect the NeuroStructural systems of the body.

See you all soon and happy back to school!

Photo by Peter Hershey via Unsplash