Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
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 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
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 reported 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
idea! (5) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Listen to the PODCAST
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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 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