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!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
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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.
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