Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have all found ourselves suffering 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 benefits. Your Lynchburg chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Palmer Chiropractic Center invites
Lynchburg headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Lynchburg NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses reported headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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) A recent
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time revealed 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 incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were suffering headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated 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
study. Working more than 8 hours at a time 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center has heard new pain complaints
from our Lynchburg chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, particularly 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 lies
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 be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
idea! (5) Your Lynchburg chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
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the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Lynchburg
chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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