Sinuses Under Pressure? Chiropractic Can Help!
By Donna Stark
How many boxes of tissues are you up to this week? Are your friends and coworkers constantly wondering if you are contagious when in reality you are just suffering from a constant runny or stuffy nose? I know many people who claim that they work best under pressure, but I don’t think they are referring to the pressure they feel from chronic and acute sinus issues. That’s because sinus pressure can cause pain and discomfort, swelling of the face, headaches, a runny or stuffy nose, fever, and loss of appetite. And although it is extremely common, it can be a pain to deal with.
Your sinuses consist of eight hollow spaces in the bones of your face and head, specifically your temples, cheeks, and forehead. If they are functioning the way they should be, your breathing should be quite normal. If they aren’t, well, you can expect some problems. Sinusitis causes inflammation in the tissues, or linings, surrounding the hollow spaces, and acute sinusitis can cause fluid to block these tissues which often results in a bacterial infection.
Chiropractic Care for Sinus Issues
Usually, our first thought for finding relief is to head to the drugstore for antihistamines and decongestants, but those medications typically just treat the symptoms and do not focus on the actual source of the problem. Plus, they can cause unpleasant side effects as well and can sometimes make the problem worse. On the other hand, chiropractic care is a great alternative for sinus pain sufferers. Here’s why:
- It’s all-natural and non-invasive
- It relieves pressure on the nervous system, allowing your body to work better
- It can help open up your sinuses for better, natural drainage
- It strengthens your immune system
- It removes restrictions in your spine that may be obstructing the lymphatic system
Since chiropractors treat the underlying cause of the sinus issue and not just the symptoms, many patients see improvement in just a short amount of time.
If you are one of the millions who suffer from sinus pain and pressure, talk to your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. Their goal is to always focus on the source of your pain and discomfort and bring optimal function to your body. With more than 400 locations nationwide and no appointment necessary, it couldn’t be any easier to find the relief you need. So put an end to carrying around those boxes of tissues and look forward to the day when your coworkers stop avoiding you. Relief is right around the corner, and more likely than not, so is The Joint Chiropractic.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.