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Burlington and Hamilton Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we have all experienced some new aches and pains in odd ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache. The protective gear has its side-effects in addition to its up-sides. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Spinal Care Clinic invites Burlington and Hamilton headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Burlington and Hamilton 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 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) A recent study of nurses who wore 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 throughout COVID-19. 81% stated that they acquired new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described suffering headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved 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 at a time escalated the odds of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and initiated new headache occurrences. (4) Spinal Care Clinic has heard new pain complaints from our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are telling of some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly those who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it is 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 rests too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold the neck in a different way to see more clearly. A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may be of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific option! (5) Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor knows 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 describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Spinal Care Clinic offers chiropractic care: Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care.

 
Spinal Care Clinic shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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