Fort Wayne Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help04/06/2021Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache? Answer: COVID 19. Over the 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 protective gear has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes Fort Wayne headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief. ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Fort Wayne NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One study of nurses explained that 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) Another 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 incidence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% stated that they developed new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them stated they were experiencing headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that increased 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 increased the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache occurrences. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc has heard new pain complaints from our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are describing some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout this past year of the pandemic, particularly those who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it is no surprise that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask rests too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold the neck in an awkward 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor understands these issues and is ready to help! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc offers chiropractic care: Fort Wayne chiropractic care. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."