Baton Rouge Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 treatment.

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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