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New York Chiropractic Associates


Important COVID-19 Updates

Dear Valued Patients,

 Chiropractic Services represent an essential and necessary component of the health care program of millions of patients of all ages in the United States and worldwide. Timely and consistent access to chiropractic care is essential to the maintenance of the health and
well-being of our patient population, particularly during times of stress. In this challenging time associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic it is even more important that Chiropractic care is accessible to restore and keep the health of our communities high.  Science has affirmed that Chiropractic is an essential part of an individual’s ability to heal and stay healthy. It confirms that  there is a strong connection between the nervous system and the immune system. Chiropractors help the nervous system work at its best. Chiropractor’s scope revolves around the Spinal Subluxation and the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment as well as promotion of health through proper nutrition, exercise and spinal balance which affects the nervous system.  It is important to recognize that as of mid-April 2020, there are no recognized cures in conventional medicine or alternative health approaches for COVID-19. The public has the right to seek their own pathway to health and well-being. For millions of Americans, that pathway includes regular Chiropractic Spinal Care. For individuals such as those recovering from injury or suffering back pain, chiropractic care which is essential for their road to recovery. 
We will be available in our office during this Pandemic to help our valued patients that need chiropractic health care. 

In the meantime stay healthy and strong! 
Feel free to follow our Health and Wellness Blog which is now dedicated to health and fitness during a pandemic.     
 https://www.nycacare.com/blog


Office Cleaning

There is no higher priority to our patients and staff than everyone's safety. Rest assured that we are monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Public Health Department to stay on top of this evolving situation. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be minimal. However WHO has recently declared Corona-virus as a global pandemic. We want you to feel confident when coming to our office. As a result, we have enhanced our cleaning procedures in the interest of our patients' and employees' health and safety.

Staff will proceed with normal, everyday hand-washing plus hand sanitization. We also clean all the equipment and highly touched surfaces frequently throughout the day. We have extra disinfectant wipes and sanitizers available for you to use, per your request. Cleaning will also be expanded to disinfect doorknobs and other surfaces.
 
In addition, if you are scheduled for care and you have a cough, fever or are sick, we ask that you please stay home. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please have the courtesy to call our office to reschedule. Thank you for your patience and trust in our office. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence in us at the forefront of everything we do. We plan to stay open on a limited schedule so that we can continue to provide any needed care, especially during this high-stress time.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.





         


GROW YOUR GRATITUDE

 IT WILL MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR AND THE NEXT DECADE HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER
           

Take the usual hustle and bustle of daily life, add the social and political turmoil we find ourselves in these days, and it’s hard not to get swept up in negativity. You know the drill: ruminating on ’how bad things are,’ competing with others or striving for what you don’t have. It’s all too easy to set yourself on a very dissatisfied course. How to get off the not-so-merry-go-round? Learn the art of gratitude! Think of gratitude as a skill that you can, and should, brush up on.

With gratitude you can positively impact your mental and physical health, and your relationships, which is why I highly recommend working more of it into your day. That said, appreciating every moment doesn’t mean pretending that something is good when it isn’t. It’s not about denial or delusion. It’s about training yourself to see the good that actually exists alongside the challenges, and to notice the ripple effect of this positive perspective.

Just like eating well and getting enough rest and exercise, gratitude is one more healthy habit to add to your wellness arsenal that can make an enormous impact on your life. Here’s why, plus a few pointers on how to get into a gratitude groove:

Gratitude enhances your health, boosting both body and brain.

When it comes to gratitude, there’s a lot to like. On a physical level, research indicates that gratitude can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar, boost heart health and immune function. Gratitude has a positive effect on your gray matter as well, stimulating the release of mood-lifting neurochemicals like dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin while curbing the release of cortisol, aka, the stress hormone. Gratitude is associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, both at rest and in the face of stress. On an emotional level, studies also suggest that practicing gratitude increases overall happiness, contentment, feelings of generosity and emotional resilience as well as improving relationship quality and reducing depression. In other words, gratitude is a totally side-effect-free “wonder drug” that you can “manufacture” simply by learning how to embrace it.

Get to know gratitude.

So what, exactly, is gratitude? As defined by a noted psychologist and researcher on the psychology of happiness at UC Davis, it’s the warm feeling we get when we give or receive a gift or a kindness. It’s a form of thankfulness, of not taking things for granted. In practical terms, gratitude shifts our priorities from what we think want and need, spending time and energy chasing things we don’t currently have, to the appreciation of, and thankfulness for, what we do have, even the small or seemingly insignificant things. When most everything is perceived as a gift, you can’t help but see the world in a kinder light and feel supported by it. On the other hand, when you spend time not being thankful, or ‘ungrateful,’ complaining or comparing yourself to others, the external world can be a pretty depressing, anxiety-producing place. So, which one do you prefer?

Gratitude is a skill, so practice daily.

For many people, gratitude is not their default. If you count yourself among the glass-half-empty crowd, then it’s time to get your gratitude practice going, if for no other reason than to improve your health. Start by keeping a daily list of the things you are thankful for. By calling out and noting the good in everyday life – those nice moments, positive interactions and pleasant encounters – you’ll be able to start shifting your focus from the negative to the positive. That doesn’t mean that the tough stuff of life won’t still be there, but over time, both sides of the coin will be more evenly weighted.

Gratitude fast-tracks resilience. 

As a clinician, I’ve often been struck by the way that patients who are grateful for something in their lives tend to handle health problems more smoothly and rebound from illness more easily. When you view the world through the lens of thankfulness, more good things start to happen in all aspects of your life. As one of my favorite proverb says, “give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Nothing like expanding and enriching your existence, simply by growing your gratitude! To grow more of your own, keep these tips in mind:

 

  • START… your day with gratitude. Before you brush your teeth each morning, pause. Take ten seconds to look at yourself in the mirror, breathe calmly, become present to yourself, and commit to noting the good throughout your day.
  • DECIDE… each morning to consciously feel satisfied with what you have, instead of longing for what you don’t – as many times a day as you need to. Less longing and craving equals more satisfaction with what already exists in your life, and ultimately, more happiness.
  • REMEMBER… that the world and everyone in it is not out to get you. More likely, they’re supportive forces that provide you with gifts to be grateful for every day. It’s up to you to recognize and appreciate them.
  • RECOGNIZE… that just about every moment is an opportunity to feel gratitude and be thankful. Noticing the small pleasant stuff like getting a seat on the commuter train, your kid’s smile, your dog’s wagging tail, the smell of coffee brewing or a shared joke with a friend – it all adds up, once you start to pay attention.
  • LET GO… of the daily negative score-keeping. Many of us keep score of the bad stuff that happens in the day – often giving it more power than is actually warranted. But how many of us track the good stuff? When you become more aware of all that there is to be thankful for, the bad stuff loses much of its power and you spend less time in the negative zone. Spending more time in gratitude re-balances the scales and tips your perspective in a more positive direction.
  • END… the day with a simple gratitude ritual: Before you fall asleep at night, take thirty seconds to review your optimism habit: How did you do today? Did the complaints outweigh the appreciation? Simply take notice, then let it go. Another option: end the day with a simple prayer of gratitude for the gifts in your life, such as your health, loved ones, home, etc., anything and everything that is positive. Then close with a simple affirmation for the future: “I am grateful for unknown blessings already on their way.” That helps set the stage for an even more wonderful, gratitude-filled tomorrow.


                                






   Health Insurance 2020                                                               

With the onset of new insurance regulations and the recent changes in health care plans, we are now seeing higher IN-NETWORK DEDUCTIBLES, CO-PAYMENTS and CO-INSURANCE CHARGES. We are also finding some health plans as you knew them last year have been modified or terminated. Therefore we must now obtain credit card information and keep it on file.


Nothing will be charged to your credit card, unless your insurance company fails to pay the covered charges. Please be aware that an office visit or a procedure may be fully covered, yet the insurance may pay us nothing, as it may all go toward your new deductible. There may also be new added co-insurance charges in some cases.


We are obligated by law then to charge you the full amount. Under-charging is equivalent to us paying your co-insurance and deductible and both of us can be charged with insurance fraud and manipulation.

We strongly recommend that you be fully aware of your new deductible obligations, some are as high as $5000, and realize that many plans force you to pay higher out-of-pocket sums before the deductible is covered!      Please check with your insurance company and realize there are now hundreds of different plans. We have found that even calling the insurer directly sometimes leads to incorrect information! Insurance is a for profit business, and you should know the details of your plan. We will continue to provide documentation and appeal your need for supportive or wellness care whenever possible.                                                                             


Dr. Cory W. Gold - Director         Nancy Ponce - Office Manager

                                                                 





















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  • "Dr. Gold is extremely caring, smart and a great chiropractor. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in achieving improved function and better health!"
    Bradley R.
  • "This place is *amazing.* I had, no exaggeration, 8+ months of ongoing headaches. I had Neurologists trying to put me on medicines that I was petrified to even consider (anti-seizure ones, etc.); after 6-8 weeks here, my headaches have subsided and almost gone away completely. The doctors and staff are all very caring, thorough, and knowledgeable. This was the best decision I've made to come here."
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