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Largo 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 suffering with 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 PPE has its down-sides in addition to its up-sides. Your Largo chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Hollstrom & Associates Inc welcomes Largo headache and neck pain sufferers to come in for a chiropractic visit.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Largo NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A study of nurses reported headache affected 73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty disturbed 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was described by 91.7%. N95 wearers reported 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 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) A study of healthcare workers centered on the occurrence of headache throughout COVID-19. 81% said that they developed new PPE (mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated they were experiencing headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased 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 a shift escalated the risk of new headache occurrence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment provoked pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache experiences. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc has gathered new pain complaints from our Largo chiropractic patients in the past year. Your Largo 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 Largo chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are reporting some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, especially those who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor 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 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 help. More frequent breaks may be of benefit. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great idea! (5) Your Largo chiropractor understands these issues and is ready 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 explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option. Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers chiropractic help: Largo chiropractic treatment.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc shares how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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