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
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 during 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