Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we have all found ourselves suffering 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 PPE has its down-sides in addition
to its benefits. Your Manchester chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes
Manchester headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Manchester NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 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) A recent
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time found 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)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were suffering 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
report. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated
the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and initiated new headache occurrences.
(4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has heard new pain complaints
from our Manchester chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Manchester chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
As stated by the American Chiropractic
Association, our Manchester chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout COVID experience, especially patients
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no wonder 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 rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better 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 terrific
idea! (5) Your Manchester chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Manchester
chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
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