Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the 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 PPE has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Auburn chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes
Auburn headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Auburn NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One
study of nurses reported headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 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 had to wear 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) One study of healthcare workers centered
on the incidence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them described experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased
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 increased
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 experiences.
(4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has gathered new pain complaints
from our Auburn chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Auburn chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Auburn chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it
is no surprise 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 sits
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see more clearly.
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 great
option! (5) Your Auburn chiropractor understands
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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Schedule your next Auburn
chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers chiropractic help: Auburn chiropractic