Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we’ve all experienced some new
aches and pains in unexpected ways. Neck
pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation.
The protective gear has its down-sides in addition
to its benefits. Your Malverne chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Malverne Health & Wellness invites
Malverne headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Malverne NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One
study of nurses explained that headache affected
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) Another
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered
47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and
headaches. (2) A study of healthcare workers focused
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% said that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved
mask/eye wear equipment affected 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 odds of new headache incidence. 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) Malverne Health & Wellness has listened to new pain complaints
from our Malverne chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Malverne chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Malverne chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout this
past year of the pandemic, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it
is no wonder that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see better.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
option! (5) Your Malverne chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Malverne Health & Wellness
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Malverne
chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Malverne Health & Wellness offers chiropractic care: Malverne chiropractic