Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all experienced some new
aches and pains in unexpected ways. Neck
pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation.
The protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Plainville chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Layden Chiropractic welcomes
Plainville headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Plainville NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 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 incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described having headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated 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 increased
the risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Layden Chiropractic has gathered new pain complaints
from our Plainville chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Plainville chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Plainville chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, especially patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it’s no surprise 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 lies
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 be beneficial. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
idea! (5) Your Plainville chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Plainville
chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Layden Chiropractic offers chiropractic care: Plainville chiropractic