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Colorado Springs Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we have all found ourselves suffering with some new aches and pains in unexpected ways. Neck pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation. The PPE has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes Colorado Springs headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Colorado Springs 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 disturbed 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95 wearers stated issues with nasal bridge scarring in 76.6% and pain and indentation of the back of the ears by 66.4%. (1) Another study of nurses who had to wear masks and other PPE for more than 4 hours at a time revealed 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 occurrence of headache during COVID-19. 81% said that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated they were suffering headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated 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 report. Working more than 8 hours at a time increased the odds of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache experiences. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has listened to new pain complaints from our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients this past year. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Colorado Springs 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 times. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are reporting 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 better or hold the neck in a different way to see more clearly. A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific idea! (5) Your Colorado Springs 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.

Make your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers chiropractic care: Colorado Springs chiropractic care.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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