Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we’ve 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 protective gear has its down-sides in addition
to its benefits. Your Millville chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Wilson Family Chiropractic welcomes
Millville headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Millville NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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) Another
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time discovered that vision problems affected
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 occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% said that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported having headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated 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 risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and triggered new headache experiences.
(4) Wilson Family Chiropractic has heard new pain complaints
from our Millville chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Millville 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 Millville 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 this
past year of the pandemic, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it
is no surprise that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well contribute 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 an awkward way to see more clearly.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
option! (5) Your Millville chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Millville
chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Wilson Family Chiropractic offers chiropractic care: Millville chiropractic