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Richmond Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we’ve all found ourselves dealing with 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 protective gear has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Richmond chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the related pains like neck pain and headache. Johnson Chiropractic invites Richmond headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Richmond NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. 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 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) A study of healthcare workers centered on the occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% said that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described experiencing 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 at a time increased the risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache experiences. (4) Johnson Chiropractic has gathered new pain complaints from our Richmond chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Richmond 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 Richmond chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are telling of some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout COVID experience, especially patients who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are reporting more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask sits too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold the neck in a different 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 Richmond chiropractor understands these issues and is here 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 explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Johnson Chiropractic offers chiropractic care: Richmond chiropractic treatment.

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