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
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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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.
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