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Millville Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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!

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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.

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 care.

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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