Buffalo, NY Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. The Novelli Wellness Center invites Buffalo, NY headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Buffalo, NY NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. One study of nurses reported headache affected 73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported 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) A recent study of nurses who had to wear masks and other PPE for greater than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered 47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers focused on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19. 81% stated that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them reported experiencing headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that improved 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 a shift escalated the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and initiated new headache occurrences. (4) The Novelli Wellness Center has gathered new pain complaints from our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients this past year. Your Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are describing 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. Certainly, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are describing more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact 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 better. A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may be of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great option! (5) Your Buffalo, NY chiropractor knows these issues and is ready to help!

CONTACT The Novelli Wellness Center

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.

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. The Novelli Wellness Center offers chiropractic help: Buffalo, NY chiropractic care.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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