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Tonawanda 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 unexpected ways. Neck pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation. The PPE has its side-effects in addition to its benefits. Your Tonawanda chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation welcomes Tonawanda headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Tonawanda NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A study of nurses reported headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered 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 wore masks and other PPE for greater 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 centered on the incidence of headache during COVID-19. 81% stated that they acquired novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them reported having 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 study. Working more than 8 hours at a time increased the risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache experiences. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation has gathered new pain complaints from our Tonawanda chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Tonawanda chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

As stated by the American Chiropractic Association, our Tonawanda 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. Surely, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are describing more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask sits 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 great idea! (5) Your Tonawanda chiropractor knows these issues and is ready to help!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Make your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation offers chiropractic help: Tonawanda chiropractic treatment.

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