Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have all found ourselves suffering with some new
aches and pains in odd ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the
nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache.
The protective gear has its down-sides in addition
to its benefits. Your Eugene chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic invites
Eugene headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Eugene NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses reported headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
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 had to wear masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time found that vision problems bothered
47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and
headaches. (2) A study of healthcare workers centered
on the incidence of headache during COVID-19.
81% said that they developed new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them reported experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that improved
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 at a time escalated
the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has heard new pain complaints
from our Eugene chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Eugene chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
As stated by the American Chiropractic
Association, our Eugene chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are describing 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’s 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 help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
option! (5) Your Eugene chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Eugene
chiropractic appointment with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers chiropractic care: Eugene chiropractic