Baton Rouge Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 treated 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!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers chiropractic care: Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment.

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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