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We are in this together, SWFL. Ways to help after Hurricane Ian - October 2022 Newsletter


Chiropractor in Bonita Springs, Florida

We Are In This Together.


Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics is devastated by the events that have happened to our Southwest Florida community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Ian. The Gulfshore Chiropractic team is thankfully safe and we hope that you and your family are too.


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Rebuilding Southwest Florida


First responders, linemen, nonprofits, and even citizens immediately jumped into helping rebuild Southwest Florida and help our community. If you are interested in volunteering or donating but do not know where to start, click the links below:


Volunteering:


City of Sanibel:

If you have resources such as boats, equipment, services, skills, or other things you can share, email volunteer@mysanibel.com and provide your name, resource, phone number, and email address.

Harry Chapin Food Bank:

In need of volunteers to assist with food distribution. Volunteers sort and pack donations of food at our Fort Myers and Naples distribution centers, distribute food at mobile pantries, and collect donations at food drives, to mention just a few ways they make the food bank’s mission possible.


Volunteer Florida:

Provides a variety of opportunities for volunteering based on your location, ranging from food distribution, debris removal, and helping community members with tarps.


Donations:


F.I.S.H of Sanibel & Captiva:

"F.I.S.H is committed to helping the Sanibel & Captiva community to rebuild. If you wish to make a donation, we ask that you please do so online or through a bank wire transfer. For information on wire transfers, please email info@fishofsancap.org."

Community Cooperative:

"Community Cooperative is committed to helping Southwest Florida recover from the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Ian. Our hearts and prayers go out to those impacted. This organization will be here to assist those in need with getting their lives back on track after the storm."

Collier Community Foundation:

"The Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund allows CCF to act immediately in the face of a hurricane to benefit local nonprofit programs and relief efforts, getting funds where they are needed most – quickly and efficiently at no administrative cost."



Check-In on Your Mental Health


After a natural disaster, your mental health may not always be your top priority. However, it is important to remember to check in on yourself after these tragedies occur. Research shows that "nearly everyone in a community hit by a natural disaster will experience some sort of emotional reaction to the event." We have put together these helpful coping mechanisms to improve your mental health and decrease stress.


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Therapeutic Laser Receives FDA Clearance for the Treatment of Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia


"Multi Radiance Medical has become the first laser therapy manufacturer to receive FDA clearance to treat pain associated with fibromyalgia.

Through a photoceutical approach to care, the new patent-pending Multi Radiance Medical FibroLux therapy laser represents a breakthrough in pain management options, offering patients a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, and side-effect-free treatment for fibromyalgia that is now cleared by the FDA. Like pharmaceuticals, photoceutical devices are validated through clinical studies and deliver optimal doses of light energy using a combination of curated wavelengths, administered at the correct dose (time and power), and the ideal dosage (frequency of application) resulting in consistent, reproducible outcomes.

In a clinical trial, MRM’s FibroLux laser was found to reduce tender point count, mean pain ratings, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) scores compared to placebo. Overall findings demonstrated that the FibroLux delivers a safe and effective treatment for reducing fibromyalgia pain, and treatment times last an average of 3-6 minutes."



Sciatica Home Treatment

Sciatic Nerve Pain has a very specific quality of pain that radiates or shoots down your leg. Remember, just because you have leg pain, does not mean that you have sciatica. It's important to recognize the type of pain that you are experiencing to identify properly if you are in fact suffering from sciatic nerve pain.


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