Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the 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 up-sides. Your Oxford chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes
Oxford headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Oxford NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A
study of nurses reported headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed
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 novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were 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 occurrence. 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic has heard new pain complaints
from our Oxford chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Oxford 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 Oxford chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back throughout this
past year of the pandemic, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no surprise that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask lies
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see better.
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 terrific
idea! (5) Your Oxford chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Oxford
chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
Satterwhite Chiropractic offers chiropractic help: Oxford chiropractic