We sent out a newsletter alert to our friends, family and Chiropractic patients this week due to the recent outbreak of a rare form of Meningitis. This is Meningitis is not contagious but instead caused by contaminated steroid injections. Below is the newsletter. PLEASE feel free to share this on facebook, your own blog or with your friends and family!!!
We don't normally send out multiple newsletters in a single month but this is just too important.
You may have already seen in the news that there has been a recent outbreak of a rare form of Meningitis. What you may not have heard is that hundreds, potentially thousands of people may be at risk possibly due to contaminated steroid injections."So far, 35 people have fallen ill with fungal meningitis and five have died after receiving shots in the spine."
You need to understand, that these shots are going into the same envelope that surrounds your brain. At this time, illnesses have been reported in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
Many patients who choose to receive steroid injections for back pain are at their whit's end. They feel that it is their last option and that if all else fails there is always surgery. This is not true. Chiropractic should be your first choice. Statistics prove that less than 40% of back surgeries are successful.
Back pain is a serious issue.
One we understand completely.From the ACA, "Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.
- One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Chiropractic is a safe and cost effective alternative to pharmaceutical or surgical intervention. If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, back or neck pain we encourage you to find out what Chiropractic can do for you!
Do you have pain due to an Injury?I tell patients just about every day, "Pain is what brings people to the Chiropractor but we are about wellness."
Chiropractic care provides relief for many people with a great number of health conditions. I have had patients report increased energy, better sleep, improved golf game and less instances of headaches and migraines.
That's just the beginning!
Has your child been injured?According to the CDC and AOSSM
Remember, you don't have to live with pain. We are here to help in any way we can.
You may or may not know that my hubby is a Chiropractor...No, he's an AMAZING Chiropractor. He has helped me loose weight, feel better and I am pleased to report that I have not had a migraine in over 4 years!!! If you have never seen a (good) Chiropractor you have no idea what you are missing. If you have any questions about Chiropractic please feel free to ask.
Chiropractic is safe for pregnant women, children and elderly. The only side effects that I can report (for me) are increased energy, better sleep, NO migraines and less pain. I'll take chiropractic over potentially deadly "modern medicine" such as injections, pharmaceuticals and surgery Thank you very much!
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