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 unexpected ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the
nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache.
The protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic invites
Fernandina Beach headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Fernandina Beach NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A
study of nurses reported 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) Another
study of nurses who had to wear masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time found 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 centered
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described suffering 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
report. Working more than 8 hours a shift escalated
the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has listened to new pain complaints
from our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Fernandina Beach chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
As stated by the American Chiropractic
Association, our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. 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 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 terrific
option! (5) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor understands
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Fernandina Beach
chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers chiropractic care: Fernandina Beach chiropractic