Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the 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 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
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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