Severna Park Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves dealing with some new aches and pains in odd ways. Neck pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation. The protective gear has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Severna Park chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Back And Neck Care Center invites Severna Park headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Severna Park NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One study of nurses explained that headache affected 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95 wearers reported 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 revealed 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% 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 said 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 study. Working more than 8 hours a shift escalated the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues and brought on new headache occurrences. (4) Back And Neck Care Center has listened to new pain complaints from our Severna Park chiropractic patients this past year. Your Severna Park 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 Severna Park 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. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no surprise that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well add 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 a different way to see more clearly. 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 Severna Park chiropractor knows these issues and is here to help!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Back And Neck Care Center offers chiropractic care: Severna Park chiropractic care.

 
Back And Neck Care Center shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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