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 odd 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 Vancouver chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Vancouver Disc Centers welcomes
Vancouver headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Vancouver NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A
study of nurses explained that headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating affected 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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 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 focused
on the incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired 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 a shift escalated
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 brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Vancouver Disc Centers has gathered new pain complaints
from our Vancouver chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Vancouver 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 Vancouver chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it
is 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 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 great
option! (5) Your Vancouver chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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