Paramus Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

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 visit.

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 occurrence. 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 impact 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 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 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. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers chiropractic care: Paramus chiropractic care.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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