Chronic Sinus Trouble
Do you wake up with a stuffy head and mucus in your nose or throat? Feel as if you always have a cold or that your last cold never left you? Experience chronic postnasal drip? If you answered yes, you may be suffering from sinusitis–the most common condition in the 18 to 45 age group.
Your sinuses are eight spaces in the bones of your forehead, cheeks and temples. Although they help you to breathe, when they become in flamed or filled with mucus, it becomes more difficult.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. It can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose and cheek area. A person with this condition may have a cough, a fever, bad breath, and nasal congestion with thick nasal secretions. Sinusitis is categorized as acute (short-term), or chronic (long-term).
Symptoms of Sinusitis
Sinusitis is very common; it often occurs when you have a cold, and clears up when the cold ends. If the drainage is blocked, pressure increases and can cause pain, discomfort, headache and swelling around your eyes and ears. You may also experience a dull ache in the cheekbones; pain in the teeth or jaw, increased nasal secretions; chills; fever; dizziness; loss of appetite; sensitivity to light; and an overall yucky feeling.
The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractic adjustments can relive stress on the nervous system and body structure, allowing your body to work more efficiently. Chiropractic medicine holds a great deal of promise for people with sinusitis. Its treatments can target the bones and mucous membrane that surround the air-filled sinus cavities, as well as the joints and muscles throughout the body. Patients of chiropractic have reported improvements in breathing, postnasal drainage, ability to sleep, sense of smell and fewer headaches.
If you’re suffering from sinusitis or other respiratory problems schedule an appointment today for a full spinal checkup. We want to help your body function better, improve your resistance to disease and enhance your well-being.
Dr. Ashlin Gasiorowski