Cedar Crest Chiropractic - March/April 2020


April 2020

Dr. Paul Braadt

1028 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103 • 610-776-2005 • www.CedarCrestChiropractic.com


We all react differently to stressful situations. Whether you’re facing financial hardships or concerns about your well-being or that of love ones, I encourage you to take a moment to focus on trying to control the “controllables” in your life at this time. This may help minimize your stress by making you feel less affected by what’s going on in your environment and a bit more in control of your life. Minimize the time you spend watching, reading, or listening to news stories about COVID-19, including social media. I get my information once a day from CDC.gov, Governor.PA.gov (click on the menu bar in the top left corner to access periodic live updates and press conferences), and Health.PA.gov (click on the coronavirus tab, then navigate to view county numbers). I look for facts and statistics only versus subjective information that may accidentally spread rumors or fear. Once you have your daily update, find something GOOD that’s happening and get busy doing something. Create new routines to displace disrupted routines, even if they’re small changes. Routines can be very comforting and help create productivity, which definitely improves your mood. Think of cleaning your closets, organizing the garage or basement, catching up on pleasure reading, practicing the piano, listening to music, cooking, getting rid of paper piles, etc. DO! Stay connected. Being isolated from friends and family can be difficult. Call people you care about to see if they need

some help (or maybe some toilet paper!) Write a letter to friends or family. When was the last time you received a handwritten note instead of a text message? You can even FaceTime on

I’m writing this article on March 26, so the collective circumstances we’re all facing may have changed by the time you receive this newsletter. I hope you are doing well. I know it’s not easy. Like many of you, I am concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I hope this newsletter is helpful in giving you some valuable information while lifting your spirits. I want you to know

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that as part of essential services, we’re open and available to help you as needed. Your safety and health is very important to me, so be assured that we are exceeding guidelines from the Centers for Disease

your phone. Helping others, even in small ways, makes a difference for both you and the recipient. Move your body frequently. Set your timer for every 30 minutes to move your body and then drink a cup of water afterward. Hydration is important. Dance to your favorite music, walk up and down your steps, stretch, walk outside when possible, and LOOK at the environment versus being stuck in your thoughts. As your health care provider, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts. If I had a magic healing wand, I would use it to protect my family, each and every one of you, and then the world. But I don’t. I do, however, have the ability to be your health resource, so if you have any health related concerns, feel free to call me at the office at 610-776-2005 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Leave a message if we miss you or, if needed, call my emergency number in the message. Stay safe and healthy. We will all get through this together.

Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a safe office environment for you.

Some of you have rescheduled your appointment by two weeks or one month. I totally understand your decision and encourage you to schedule a date/time to return to care, when possible, to keep you out of pain and improve your health and immunity. You can always call us the day prior if you need to schedule or reschedule. If you are in the high-risk category, please stay home. I am concerned but not distressed. Of course, it’s very important we all follow the recommended guidelines from the CDC and stay safe and informed, but there is a lot of false/incomplete information circulating encased in fear, and this atmosphere tends to create stress that can affect your decisions and overall health.

In knowledge and health,

–Dr. Paul Braadt

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