Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all experienced 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 Sitka chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka invites
Sitka headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Sitka NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One
study of nurses explained that headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95
wearers stated 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 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 occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% said that they developed new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them described suffering 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
report. Working more than 8 hours at a time increased
the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache occurrences.
(4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka has heard new pain complaints
from our Sitka chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Sitka chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
As stated by the American Chiropractic
Association, our Sitka chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout COVID experience, especially patients
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, 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 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 better 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 great
option! (5) Your Sitka chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Sitka
chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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