Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we have all experienced some new
aches and pains in unexpected 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 up-sides. Your San Jose chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Chiropractic Solutions welcomes
San Jose headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN San Jose NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
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) A recent
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) One study of healthcare workers focused
on the incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them stated
they were 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
study. Working more than 8 hours a shift increased
the risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache occurrences.
(4) Chiropractic Solutions has listened to new pain complaints
from our San Jose chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
San Jose chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our San Jose chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout COVID experience, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal life. In these times, it’s 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 better or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see better.
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 San Jose chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
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Schedule your next San Jose
chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
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