Clues: What ties these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we’ve all found
ourselves dealing with some new
aches and pains in unexpected 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 Groton chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the related pains like headache and neck pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office invites
Groton headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Groton NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. A
study of nurses reported headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
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) A recent
study of nurses who had to wear masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time discovered 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 centered
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described suffering headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased
mask/eye wear equipment impacted 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 occurrence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues
and initiated new headache experiences.
(4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has gathered new pain complaints
from our Groton chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Groton 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 Groton chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during this
past year of the pandemic, especially those
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 contribute to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask lies
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see better.
A better fitting mask may be beneficial. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a terrific
option! (5) Your Groton chiropractor knows
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Groton
chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers chiropractic care: Groton chiropractic