Clues: What ties these symptoms together – fogging, irritation, redness, pain, headache?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the 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 protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Toronto chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the related pains like neck
pain and headache. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcomes
Toronto headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Toronto NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses explained that headache affected
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 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% said that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked 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 impacted their headache control and
work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another
study. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated
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 triggered new headache experiences.
(4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has gathered new pain complaints
from our Toronto chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Toronto chiropractor has treated many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Toronto chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are reporting 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 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 better or hold
the neck in an awkward way to see more clearly.
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 terrific
option! (5) Your Toronto chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Make your next Toronto
chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past months of COVID, just an option.
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