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Ashburn Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we’ve all found ourselves dealing 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 Ashburn chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn invites Ashburn headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Ashburn NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A study of nurses reported headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported 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 discovered 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 centered on the incidence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% said that they acquired new PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them stated they were having headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved mask/eye wear equipment impacted 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 risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache occurrences. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn has gathered new pain complaints from our Ashburn chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Ashburn chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Ashburn 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. Certainly, stress is a contributing factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask lies 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 help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great idea! (5) Your Ashburn chiropractor understands these issues and is here to help!

CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers chiropractic care: Ashburn chiropractic treatment.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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