Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the 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
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 patients
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 lies
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
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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.
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