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.
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