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!
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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.
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