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. 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 up-sides. Your Manahawkin chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center welcomes
Manahawkin headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Manahawkin NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A
study of nurses reported 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) A recent
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time discovered 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)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were suffering headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved
mask/eye wear equipment impacted 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 risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and triggered new headache experiences.
(4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has heard new pain complaints
from our Manahawkin chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it’s no surprise 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 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 be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
idea! (5) Your Manahawkin chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 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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