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
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 occurrences.
(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!
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
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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