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San Jose Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 headache and neck pain. Chiropractic Solutions welcomes San Jose headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

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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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

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. Chiropractic Solutions offers chiropractic help: San Jose chiropractic treatment.

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