Plainville Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 new 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 at a time 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 understands these issues and is ready to help!

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® 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 treatment.

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