Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we’ve 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 protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its up-sides. Your Carrolltown chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation invites
Carrolltown headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Carrolltown 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 stated 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 greater
than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems affected
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 novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said 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
study. 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 triggered new headache occurrences.
(4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has gathered new pain complaints
from our Carrolltown chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown 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 life. In these times, it’s no wonder 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 more clearly or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see better.
A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
option! (5) Your Carrolltown chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Carrolltown
chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers chiropractic care: Carrolltown chiropractic