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New Roads Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we’ve all experienced some new aches and pains in unexpected ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache. The PPE has its down-sides in addition to its benefits. Your New Roads chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes New Roads headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN New Roads NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One study of nurses explained that headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95 wearers stated issues with nasal bridge scarring in 76.6% and pain and indentation of the back of the ears by 66.4%. (1) A recent study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered 47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers focused on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19. 81% said that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them reported having headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that improved mask/eye wear equipment impacted their headache control and work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another report. Working more than 8 hours a shift escalated the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and brought on new headache occurrences. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center has listened to new pain complaints from our New Roads chiropractic patients this past year. Your New Roads chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

As stated by the American Chiropractic Association, our New Roads chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are telling of some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly patients who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask rests too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold the neck in an awkward way to see more clearly. A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific option! (5) Your New Roads chiropractor understands these issues and is ready to help!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Make your next New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care: New Roads chiropractic treatment.

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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