Lynchburg Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 treated 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

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care: Lynchburg chiropractic care.

 
Palmer Chiropractic Center shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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