01 Apr Debunking COVID-19 Treatment Myths
As the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly changing by the second, now more than ever, people are practicing the necessary hygienic and safety measurements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among our community members.
And with so many families and individuals heavily relying on the internet for the latest news and updates, there is so much misleading information and conspiracy theories regarding the treatment of the virus floating around that are completely false.
With many people experiencing uncertainties on what is true and what isn’t, the McAllen chiropractors of Hendrick Wellness Center have gathered a shortlist of the most common COVID-19 claims going around the internet and set record straight.
1. False Chiropractic Claims
First, let’s address and stop the spread of false information that may be circulating among the chiropractic industry. As some chiropractors have capitalized on the pandemic, there have been false medical claims and advertisements being made stating that their services can help the body fight off or prevent the contraction of COVID-19.
To be clear, there is no direct evidence that receiving chiropractic care will boost the immune system or directly prevent you from contracting COVID-19.
2. “Secret Formula” Products
Other personnel from different healthcare fields are also making false claims in order to sell their services or products. One of the most common claims circulating out there is that doctors have found “secret formula” products that will combat COVID-19.
From gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, to even bigger pharmaceutical companies all claiming that their nasal or throat sprays, “preventative” vitamin packs, and even enemas–all of which are unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–help kill off the virus, it must be made absolutely clear that, as of right now, there is no medication or natural remedies that will prevent or heal you from the coronavirus.
3. Fake COVID-19 Test Kits
In addition to fake remedies, due to the limited COVID-19 testing available at the moment, there has also been a report that fake test kits are being sold online and in black markets across the United States, including the Rio Grande Valley.
Whether they are being sold in online flea markets or door-to-door, these tests are 100% fake and should be avoided at all costs. FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits cannot be bought, and because they are so limited in supply, they are difficult to get ahold of, often through a doctor’s order.
In order to see if you qualify for COVID-19 testing, you must report your symptoms to your doctor and get screened by your local health department. Only take medical recommendations and prevention advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In Reality, the Best Way to Prevent Infection is to Stay Home
No method of prevention, no magic potion or service can better prevent exposure to COVID-19 than simply staying home. Staying home can curb the exposure rate to the virus exponentially, saving many lives in the process.
In light of the current pandemic and county ordinances, Hendrick Wellness Center will be closed for standard chiropractic care to ensure patient and staff safety; however, in case of an acute injury, we will gladly help you heal, all the while taking the safety protocols outlined by the municipality, WHO, and the CDC.
Don’t Fall for Falsehoods. Trust That Your McAllen Chiropractors Will Keep You Up to Date About COVID-19 and Be There in Case of Serious Back or Neck Injury.