Minster Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 throughout 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. Minster Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic help: Minster chiropractic care.

 
Minster Chiropractic Center shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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