Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves suffering with 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 PPE has its down-sides in addition
to its up-sides. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Spine & Sports Rehab Center invites
Baton Rouge headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Baton Rouge NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One
study of nurses reported headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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 wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered
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 during COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased
mask/eye wear equipment affected their headache control and
work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another
study. 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 occurrences.
(4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center has listened to new pain complaints
from our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Baton Rouge chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, particularly those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are describing
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 more clearly.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
idea! (5) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
Listen to the PODCAST
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center. 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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