Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves suffering 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 side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Brooks chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Soft Health and Healing Clinic invites
Brooks headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Brooks NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses reported headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95
wearers stated 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 had to wear masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time found 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 focused
on the incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them reported experiencing 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 incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Soft Health and Healing Clinic has gathered new pain complaints
from our Brooks chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Brooks chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Brooks chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it
is no wonder that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold
the neck in a different way to see more clearly.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
option! (5) Your Brooks chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Brooks
chiropractic appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. 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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