Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over this past year, we have all experienced 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 La Grande chiropractor is here to
help relieve some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC invites
La Grande headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN La Grande NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. One
study of nurses explained that headache bothered
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
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) A recent
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for more
than 4 hours at a time found 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 incidence of headache throughout COVID-19.
81% said that they developed novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-related headaches. 33% of them stated
they were suffering headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers stated that improved
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 a shift escalated
the odds of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and brought on new headache experiences.
(4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has gathered new pain complaints
from our La Grande chiropractic patients this past year. Your
La Grande 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 La Grande 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, especially those
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal times. In these times, it’s no surprise that patients are reporting
more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see better or hold
the neck in a different 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 terrific
option! (5) Your La Grande chiropractor understands
these issues and is here to help!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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 La Grande
chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers chiropractic help: La Grande chiropractic