Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have all found ourselves suffering with some new
aches and pains in odd 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 benefits. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation invites
Baton Rouge headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Baton Rouge NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. 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 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 revealed 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 incidence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were experiencing 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 increased
the odds of new headache occurrence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and triggered new headache occurrences.
(4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation has listened to new pain complaints
from our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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 this
past year of the pandemic, especially patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal times. In these times, it
is no wonder that patients are reporting
more pain. Masks may well contribute 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 a different way to see more clearly.
A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
idea! (5) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Baton Rouge
chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers chiropractic help: Baton Rouge chiropractic