Ready To Serve: Chiropractic’s Role in COVID-19 Pandemic
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2020 (Raleigh, NC) The NC Chiropractic Association (NCCA) affirms that doctors of
chiropractic are essential healthcare providers, ready to serve their communities both in daily
care and in times of urgent need such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care physicians and represent an essential and necessary
component of the health care program for patients of all ages and all walks of life in North
Carolina. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential to the maintenance of
the health and wellbeing of this patient population.
The association encourages jurisdictions at all levels to utilize chiropractic as an essential
healthcare resource, especially during a pandemic when chiropractors can keep
non-contaminated pain patients out of high-risk physician offices and hospitals. This assists
these facilities to focus on those affected by COVID-19 and decreases overcrowding and
“The North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners believes in the value of Doctors of
Chiropractic being available to the public in this time of crisis,” said Dr. Kevin Sharp, President
of the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners. “Whether it’s caring for their patients in
acute distress or helping take the burden of non infected musculoskeletal patients out of the
Primary Care offices and Emergency rooms, Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely positioned to
provide that service in their communities.”
Fore information contact Health 1st of the Triad – 336-450-2109, or visit ncchiro.org.