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 at a time 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 contributing
factor 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.
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