Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we’ve all found ourselves suffering with some new
aches and pains in odd ways. Neck
pain. Headache. Fogging of the glasses. Nose redness. Back of ear irritation.
The PPE has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Paramus chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like headache and neck pain. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcomes
Paramus headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Paramus NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have side-effects. 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 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 focused
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% said that they acquired new PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them described having headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated 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
report. Working more than 8 hours at a time increased
the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment worsened pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache occurrences.
(4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center has gathered new pain complaints
from our Paramus chiropractic patients in the past year. Your
Paramus chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Paramus 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, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Certainly, stress is a contributing
factor to pain in normal life. 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 affect vision. If a mask sits
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 help. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
option! (5) Your Paramus chiropractor knows
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Listen to the PODCAST
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the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Paramus
chiropractic appointment with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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