In light of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic and Governor Henry McMaster declaring a state of emergency in South Carolina, the Palmetto State Chiropractic Association (PSCA) is issuing a statement reaffirming Chiropractic as an essential service. Chiropractic represents a necessary component for optimizing the health for many people of all ages and all walks of life in South Carolina. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential for the maintenance of the optimal expression of health of all persons seeking chiropractic care, particularly during times of physical and mental stress.
Let us suppose you stopped at a restaurant and ordered a hamburger. The sandwich happens to be spoiled. On the way home, you begin to vomit and have diarrhea. You conclude that you are sick (unhealthy) and must somehow stop the vomiting and diarrhea. In this situation are you actually unhealthy? The answer is no.
Whereas, addressing subluxations and spinal adjustments are central to The South Carolina Chiropractic Practice Act. The Palmetto State Chiropractic Association (PSCA) considers it standard practice and an acceptable standard of care for practitioners to choose to deliver care solely for the location, analysis, and correction of vertebral subluxations in infant, child and adult patients, regardless of whether symptoms are present or not. Vertebral subluxations are in and of themselves a detriment to one’s overall health.