West Palm Beach Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we have all experienced some new aches and pains in odd ways. Neck pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation. The PPE has its down-sides in addition to its benefits. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Moses Chiropractic welcomes West Palm Beach headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN West Palm Beach NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One study of nurses reported headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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 wore masks and other PPE for more 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) One study of healthcare workers focused on the incidence of headache during COVID-19. 81% said that they developed new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported having 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 report. Working more than 8 hours a shift escalated 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 brought on new headache experiences. (4) Moses Chiropractic has listened to new pain complaints from our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients in the past year. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are reporting some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this past year of the pandemic, particularly 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 reporting 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 more clearly or hold the neck in a different way to see more clearly. A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great option! (5) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor understands 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 shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Make your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Moses Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Moses Chiropractic offers chiropractic help: West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment.

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