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
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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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