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
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!
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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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 year, just an option.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers chiropractic help: Largo chiropractic