Groton Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 treatment.

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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