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. 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. A
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 at a time 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
As stated by 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 more clearly.
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