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!
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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