Eugene Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 contributor 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 care.

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