West Des Moines Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 invites 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 revealed that vision problems affected 47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers centered on the occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% said 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 more clearly 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

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 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. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers chiropractic help: West Des Moines chiropractic care.

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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