As your Chiropractic / Rehabilitation provider, Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness is doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Georgia Department of Health for the latest information.
If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and develop fever with cough, shortness of breath or gastrointestinal issues within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, please stay home and self- quarantine for 14 days. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO OUR OFFICE. If experiencing shortness of breath go to the nearest emergency room.
For now, here are some things you should know:
- According to the CDC: For most American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
- The CDC is now recommending that anyone who has traveled to a Level 3 country-even if they don’t have any symptoms-to self-isolate for 14 days. As of March 9, 2020, these countries include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea for 14 days. Instructions for self-isolation are on the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/). For the large, majority of patients who may have flu-like symptoms, testing for Coronavirus is still not necessary. There are many reasons why someone may have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or gastrointestinal issues. If you have severe symptoms that are getting worse, go to an emergency room and mask yourself as soon as you can.
The CDC recommends that once you are fever and symptom free you stay home for an additional 72 hours.
In addition, if you are limiting your exposure to the public or would like to reschedule your appointment for any reason, we will be happy to do that for you. If you would like advice on things you can do at home to help decrease your pain and symptoms, as well as prevent further injury or have any other questions about your treatment please contact Dr. Hochman directly at 404.386.1141.
Finally, we all should be vigilant about the spread of germs especially during cold and flu season. The best ways to protect yourself and those around you are to:
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can. If you don’t have a tissue, when coughing or sneezing be sure to cover your mouth with your hand or into your bent elbow.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds: especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Clean frequently touched surfaces such as cellphones, keyboards and doorknobs.