Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all found
ourselves dealing with some new
aches and pains in odd 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 benefits. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes
West Des Moines headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN West Des Moines NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
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 wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time found 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 centered
on the occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported suffering 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 at a time escalated
the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and initiated new headache occurrences.
(4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has listened to new pain complaints
from our West Des Moines chiropractic patients this past year. Your
West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines 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 life. 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 impact vision. If a mask sits
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 be
of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
option! (5) Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. 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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