Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have 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. One
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!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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