Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have all found ourselves dealing 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 side-effects in addition to its benefits. Your Augusta chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the related pains like neck pain and headache. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes Augusta headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Augusta NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A study of nurses explained that headache affected 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) Another study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater 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 occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% stated that they acquired new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported having headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said 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 a shift increased the risk 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 occurrences. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has heard new pain complaints from our Augusta chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Augusta 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 Augusta 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. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are describing more pain. Masks may well add 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 more clearly 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 great idea! (5) Your Augusta chiropractor knows these issues and is here to help!
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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers chiropractic help: Augusta chiropractic treatment.