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
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 developed 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.
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