Oxford Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 impacted 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 treatment.

 
Satterwhite Chiropractic presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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