Pensacola Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we have all found ourselves dealing with some new aches and pains in unexpected ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache. The PPE has its down-sides in addition to its benefits. Your Pensacola chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the related pains like neck pain and headache. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center invites Pensacola headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Pensacola NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. 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 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 found 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% stated that they acquired new PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated they were having headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved 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 incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues and initiated new headache occurrences. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has listened to new pain complaints from our Pensacola chiropractic patients this past year. Your Pensacola chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Pensacola 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 those 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 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 a different way to see better. A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific idea! (5) Your Pensacola chiropractor knows these issues and is here to help!

CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center

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.

Make your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers chiropractic help: Pensacola chiropractic care.

 
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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