Williamson Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we’ve all experienced some new aches and pains in odd ways. Neck pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation. The PPE has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Williamson chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Apple Country Chiropractic invites Williamson headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Williamson 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 disturbed 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) Another study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for more 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) One study of healthcare workers focused on the incidence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% stated that they developed new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported 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 escalated 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 occurrences. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic has listened to new pain complaints from our Williamson chiropractic patients this past year. Your Williamson chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Williamson chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are reporting some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout COVID experience, especially patients who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact 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 better. 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 terrific idea! (5) Your Williamson chiropractor knows these issues and is here to help!

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Apple Country Chiropractic offers chiropractic help: Williamson chiropractic treatment.

 
Apple Country Chiropractic presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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