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West Palm Beach Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we have 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 up-sides. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Chiropractic Care invites West Palm Beach headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN West Palm Beach NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One study of nurses reported headache affected 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 had to wear masks and other PPE for more than 4 hours at a time discovered that vision problems bothered 47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and headaches. (2) A study of healthcare workers focused on the incidence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% said that they developed 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 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 odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache occurrences. (4) Chiropractic Care has heard new pain complaints from our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients this past year. Your West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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 those who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it is no surprise that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask sits too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold the neck in a different way to see better. A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great option! (5) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor understands these issues and is here to help!

CONTACT Chiropractic Care

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Chiropractic Care offers chiropractic help: West Palm Beach chiropractic care.

 
Chiropractic Care presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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