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COVID and Scoliosis Care in Gilbert, AZ

What we know about COVID and Scoliosis Care in Gilbert, AZ .......

                                                                                

1. Coronavirus COVID-19 is not ethnically biased. It doesn’t pick any race over another, but it will affect those who are immune-compromised and the elderly. The coronavirus is named for the crown-like spikes on their surface; these were first identified in the mid-’60s and other examples of this same group of viruses include SARs and MERs that we have seen in recent times.

2. COVID-19: CO for corona, VI for the virus, D for disease and 19 because this novel strain was discovered in 2019.

3. In animals, coronavirus can cause diarrhea and upper respiratory disease. In humans, the virus usually causes mild respiratory infections, like the common cold, which often self-resolve with adequate rest, hydration, nutrition, and medications for symptomatic relief. However, a small percentage of cases can lead to things such as viral pneumonia requiring acute medical intervention.

COVID and Scoliosis Care in Gilbert, AZ

4. The mortality rate of SARS (2002-2004), aka ‘the bird flu’ was 9% or MERS (2012) aka ‘the ‘middle east respiratory syndrome’ was 34%, which were both much larger than the coronavirus at 3%. The common seasonal flu is 0.1%.

5. COVID-19 emerged from the seafood and poultry market of the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019, during the holiday season. 

  • The symptoms that most will get will be:
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

6. Those symptoms typically will self resolve for most infected, but for the small percentage that gets bronchitis or pneumonia, it could be severe. Those with heart, lung and weakened immune systems are the ones at risk.

 

7. Diagnosis is made with a nasopharyngeal swab, but kits are in low supply. I tried to order some from my vendor last week when they became available, but 180,000 kits were sold within 5 hours, so I missed my first opportunity. There are more kits being released as part of the national emergency by the president, but the ER has priority over everyone else and only those who show severe symptoms will be tested for now. I haven't been, but that is what I was told by one person, but I'm assuming all hospitals are different.

 

8. SPREAD: 

  • It can be made through coughing and sneezing
  • close personal contacts, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching objects or surfaces, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
  • rarely fecal contamination.

9.  We have made some changes in the office that will go out in a separate email, those changes include such items as: 

  • removing the touchpad sign in
  • wiping down equipment and tables between patient visits
  • keeping each patient contained in a room for the entire duration of treatment, and minimizing room transfers.
  • using online booking for those who want to minimize time at the front desk.
  • providing hand sanitizer at each station for the patients and the employees to sterilize between each patient contact.

10. Here's what you can do: 

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick

11. COVID and Scoliosis Care in Gilbert, AZ Treatment 

  1. This is a virus, so boosting your immune system is your best defense, next to avoid this in the first place.
  2. viruses hate humid air, which is one reason they disappear when the weather warms up. In years past, I have noticed our flu season ending when the weather consistently hits 100 degrees, which is around mid-April for us. You could use a humidifier or take a hot shower for now though.
  3. drink plenty of liquids, because adequate hydration is critical for your immune system function and the balance of your electrolytes.
  4. get 7 hours of sleep every night.
  5. Minimize stress because stress just weakens your immune system. stress puts us in survival mode, and fighting off an infection is the last thing your body prioritizes when it's in fight or flight mode.
  6. Take plenty of vitamin D (I'm taking 10000 units a day right now). I'm getting plenty of vitamin C, vitamin A and I'm taking an immune booster for my thyroid.
  7. I'm getting sunshine outside every afternoon.
  8. I'm getting adjusted once a week, to keep my nervous system firing on all cylinders.
  9. Avoid things that weaken your immune systems such as smoking, alcohol, sugar and unhealthy food.
  10. Eat fresh food, drink water and take plenty of vitamins. If you don't have any of those vitamins in stock, you may just consider doubling up your multivitamin for now.

12. If you are a high-risk person, getting a pulse oximeter to see if your levels drop below the 90% range, might be a good idea. You can purchase one of these fairly economically, and I'm assuming people have put a run on these like toilet paper and water right now.

 

We are here to serve you and we will take all precautions necessary to minimize your risks during this time. 

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