Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we have 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 protective gear has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Nashua chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Moriarty Chiropractic invites Nashua headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Nashua NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A study of nurses reported headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed 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) A recent study of nurses who had to wear 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 during COVID-19. 81% stated that they acquired novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them stated they were having headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said 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 report. Working more than 8 hours a shift increased the odds of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues and initiated new headache experiences. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic has heard new pain complaints from our Nashua chiropractic patients this past year. Your Nashua 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 Nashua 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, especially those who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. 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 a different way to see better. 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 Nashua chiropractor understands 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 effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Moriarty Chiropractic offers chiropractic care: Nashua chiropractic treatment.