March 19th, 2020 (Glendale, NY) The New York Chiropractic Council (Council) is issuing a statement reaffirming chiropractic as an essential healthcare service. Chiropractors are part of the healthcare field dealing with keeping and restoring our communities to health.
Chiropractic Services represent an essential and necessary component of the health care program of millions of patients of all ages and all walks of life in the United States and worldwide. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential to the maintenance of the health and wellbeing of this patient population, particularly during times of stress. In this challenging time associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic it is even more important that Chiropractic care is accessible to restore and keep the health of our communities high.
Both history and present time science affirm that Chiropractic is an essential part of an individual’s ability to heal and stay healthy. Science confirms a strong connection between the nervous system and the immune system. History shows a huge positive impact from Chiropractic care during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Chiropractors help the nervous system work at its best. In NYS chiropractor’s scope revolves around the Subluxation and the chiropractic adjustment as well as promotion of health through nutrition, exercise and other means. The Council encourages jurisdictions at all levels to acknowledge and respect that chiropractic is an essential healthcare service even during a pandemic.
It is important to recognize that as of mid-March 2020, there are no recognized cures in conventional medicine or alternative health approaches for COVID-19. There are no vaccines, no drugs, no natural remedies, no alternative therapies that have been tested and the outcomes peer reviewed to meet any evidence-based standard. The public has the right to seek their own pathway to health and well-being. For millions of Americans, that pathway includes regular chiropractic care. For individuals such as those recovering from injury or suffering back pain, chiropractic care is essential on their road to recovery.
Links to the historical references as well as scientific research regarding the: nervous system, chiropractic adjustments, health promotion and restoration and immune function can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkChiropracticCouncil/, as well as sent on request.
Joseph D. Baudille DC, CCWP, President of the New York Chiropractic Council stated: " COVID 19 has gotten the headlines in the media. Most of what we hear, speak, read or hear about has to do with the virus. This has increased fear all around us. For the stresses around us, as health care professionals Doctors of Chiropractic are essential, especially in the current situation. My patients have commented; Thank God my office is open because 'we need you'. The New York Chiropractic Council asks authorities to remember Chiropractic is essential, especially in these stressful times and Doctors of Chiropractic should be treated no differently than the medical profession during the COVID 19 pandemic. Chiropractic is an essential health care service. "