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Montreal Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What links these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over this past year, we’ve all experienced 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 Montreal chiropractor is here to help relieve some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic invites Montreal headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Montreal NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A study of nurses explained that headache bothered 73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described 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 had to wear masks and other PPE for more than 4 hours at a time discovered 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 focused on the incidence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% stated that they developed novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described having 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 report. Working more than 8 hours at a time increased 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 experiences. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic has listened to new pain complaints from our Montreal chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Montreal chiropractor has treated many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Montreal 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. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no wonder that patients are describing more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may affect vision. If a mask lies too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold the neck in a different way to see better. 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 great option! (5) Your Montreal chiropractor understands these issues and is here to help!

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic offers chiropractic help: Montreal chiropractic care.

 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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