Sandy Springs Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we’ve 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 benefits. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Cross Chiropractic Center invites Sandy Springs headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Sandy Springs NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A study of nurses reported headache affected 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 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 had to wear masks and other PPE for more than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems affected 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 occurrence of headache during COVID-19. 81% stated that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described experiencing headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said 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 report. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and brought on new headache experiences. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center has gathered new pain complaints from our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

As stated by the American Chiropractic Association, our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are reporting some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout this past year of the pandemic, particularly patients who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask lies too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold the neck in a different way to see better. A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific option! (5) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor knows these issues and is ready to help!

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

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.

Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Cross Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care: Sandy Springs chiropractic care.

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