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This is not the time to drop your guard

Posted on: August 14, 2020

As tempting as it may be to lower your guard and get back to “normal” life, it’s as important as ever to take steps to stay healthy.

What You Can Do:

Wear a mask – Multiple studies show masks work to protect you and others. This recent study shows which masks are most effective.

Wash hands frequently – Washing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds kills the Coronavirus.
Social/physical distancing – As tempting as it is to connect with others, do it at a distance, for now.
Get enough sleep – Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep for optimum health. Turning off electronic devices with a blue light, at least one hour before bed, can help you sleep better.
Keep up your nutrition – Fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Alcohol, sugar, and processed foods can lower our immune response. Be sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc and NAC, in particular.
Reduce stress – Keeping your stress low boosts your immune system. Doing meditation, deep breathing, or mindfulness exercises are all proven to reduce stress.
Exercise regularly – Moving your body brings oxygen to your cells and boosts your immunity.


What We Can Do For You:

Treatments – We’re seeing more and more patients who are spending longer hours on the computer and have more neck and back pain as a result. We can reduce or eliminate your pain with a treatment.
Office precautions – If you have any concerns, know that we are going above and beyond to keep you and us safe. We have made multiple changes in the way we practice, including wearing of gloves and masks, disinfecting the treatment room after each patient, taking temperatures, and separating appointments by 15 minutes so there is no one for you to social distance from. And of course, we ask that you please wear a mask when you come in.
Flexible office hours – Our office hours keep changing based on need. Please call and we will find you an appointment that works for you.


Yours in health,

Dr. Steve Chopyak
(805) 497-1072

Posted in: Exercise, Health & Well Being, Nutrition

Disclaimer: Dr. Stephen B. Chopyak, D.C is a chiropractor and does not offer medical or chiropractic advice from this website. This information is offered for educational purposes only. Do not act or rely upon our information without seeking an independent health care professional's advice. The information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and Dr. Chopyak. As with any medical procedure, results will vary among individuals, and there could be risk involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, condition or issue, promptly contact your health care provider. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The photos used may be models and not patients.