Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves suffering with some new
aches and pains in unexpected ways. Neck
pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation.
The protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its up-sides. Your Vancouver chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Vancouver Spine Care Centre welcomes
Vancouver headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Vancouver NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. 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 described by 91.7%. N95
wearers reported 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 wore masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time discovered 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 focused
on the occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% said that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them described suffering 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
study. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated
the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues
and triggered new headache experiences.
(4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre has listened to new pain complaints
from our Vancouver chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Vancouver chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Vancouver chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it
is no surprise 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 rests
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 be beneficial. More frequent breaks may be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
idea! (5) Your Vancouver chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Vancouver
chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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