Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we have all found
ourselves dealing with some new
aches and pains in odd ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the
nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache.
The protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Minster chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes
Minster headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Minster NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses explained that headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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) Another
study of nurses who had to wear masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time discovered that vision problems affected
47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and
headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers centered
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them stated
they were having headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that increased
mask/eye wear equipment affected their headache control and
work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another
study. Working more than 8 hours a shift increased
the odds of new headache occurrence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Minster Chiropractic Center has heard new pain complaints
from our Minster chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Minster chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Minster chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see more clearly.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
idea! (5) Your Minster chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Minster 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.
Schedule your next Minster
chiropractic appointment with Minster 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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