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Maintaining Our Back & Neck Health
Through Chiropractic Care
Sarah Taylor, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
The Laurel Health Centers
The Laurel Health Centers understand that your health concerns weren’t put on pause during the pandemic and are working hard to get patients back to needed services safely, including chiropractic services. Are you suffering from back, neck, muscle, or joint pain? The Laurel Health Centers have you covered with affordable chiropractic services for patients of all ages.
As an active athlete throughout school, I personally experienced many of the common movement injuries chiropractic care seeks to address and prevent. In fact, my own battle with injuries is what first drew me to healthcare, and my experience in overcoming them helps me more fully understand what my patients are going through and how to help them. I’m excited to join Laurel Health’s chiropractic team to help patients improve mobility, better manage pain, and maintain their bone and joint health.
PROTECTING OUR SPINE AND JOINT HEALTH
During the pandemic, many of us are spending more time sitting in front of a screen for work and school. One of the biggest things we can do to protect our spine and joint health is to stay active, so try to make time to move and stretch throughout the day. Take walks, play with your kids and pets, take the stairs, and find an exercise routine you enjoy to help you stick with it.
Staying active and eating a healthy diet helps keep muscle fibers strong and joints protected. Another important part of protecting our back and neck is to use proper lifting techniques and good posture when sitting and sleeping to avoid putting stress or strain on our body.
If you are being held back from activities you love by back, neck, and joint pain or mobility issues, a chiropractor may be able to help.
WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS DOES A CHIROPRACTOR TREAT?
From injury prevention and managing chronic pain to boosting performance and mobility, chiropractic care aims to improve your overall well-being and quality of life. Chiropractors treat a wide variety of back, neck, and joint problems, including:
- Chronic pain (back, neck, muscle, joint, and nerve pain)
- Sciatica and fibromyalgia
- Headaches / migraines
- Tingling, numb, or painful extremities
- Range of motion, posture, and mobility issues
- Carpal tunnel
- Sports or repetitive motion injuries like golfer or tennis elbow
Treatment is customized based on each patient’s personal needs, health, and comfort level. Backed by science and carefully tailored to each person, Laurel Health’s chiropractic services include a wide variety of therapies appropriate for patients of all ages, including traditional manipulation and non-manual adjustment using the Sigma Adjuster.
The Sigma Adjuster is ideal for patients who are nervous about undergoing traditional manual adjustments or those who are unable to seek traditional chiropractic care like infants, seniors, and back surgery patients. This cutting-edge machine measures complex biofeedback and uses this data to precisely calculate and apply the pressure needed to non-invasively and painlessly realign skeletal joints.
YES, IT’S SAFE TO COME TO THE CLINIC FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE
In Tioga County, we are fortunate that our COVID-19 cases have remained manageable—thanks in large part to the community’s diligence in staying home, social distancing, and masking to slow the spread. We understand patients may still be anxious about being seen onsite during COVID-19, but delaying important healthcare needs too long can make health problems worse. As we begin to enter the next phase of this “new normal,” Laurel Health encourages you to talk with your family health provider about when you should reschedule postponed health screenings, follow-up care, and treatments. Rest assured, staff and patient safety, high-quality care, and patient satisfaction are Laurel Health’s highest priorities.
Here are some of the many ways Laurel Health is committed to protecting you during your visit:
- Call ahead scheduling to pre-screen all patient symptoms, exposure risks, and concerns
- New pre-registration processes to eliminate onsite check-in
- Thorough patient and staff screenings at each entrance
- A parking lot waiting room model to maintain social distancing and reduce time spent in the clinic: patients wait in their car until their provider is ready then go directly to the exam room
- Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures are followed around-the-clock
- All patients are masked before entering; patients are provided a mask if they don’t have one
- All staff and patients are masked at all times
- Telemedicine appointments offered as appropriate (virtual visits by phone and video)
- Ongoing patient education and signage featuring clear instructions
The Laurel Health Centers offer flexible care options to make sure you are comfortable and secure while continuing to receive the care you need. All Laurel sites offer both in-person and telemedicine visits by phone / video and are committed to keeping you safe while delivering excellent care. The Laurel Health Centers accept all major insurances, Medicare, Medicaid, and sliding fee programs.
To learn more or to make an appointment, call 570-662-2002 or visit laurelhc.org.
Dr. Sarah Taylor recently joined the Laurel Health Centers and will be seeing chiropractic patients of all ages at the Elkland and Mansfield Laurel Health Centers; no referral needed. She is passionate about helping people stay active and safely return to the activities they love following injury. To make an appointment, call 570-662-2002.
Writing: Sarah Taylor, DC / Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine / The Laurel Health Centers
Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Laurel Health Centers
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