Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have 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 benefits. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic welcomes
Fort Wayne headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Fort Wayne NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
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 discovered that vision problems affected
47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and
headaches. (2) A study of healthcare workers centered
on the incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% said that they acquired novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were experiencing 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
report. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated
the odds of new headache occurrence. 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) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic has heard new pain complaints
from our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Fort Wayne chiropractor has taken care of 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 reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it
is no surprise 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 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
option! (5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. 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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