Cold and flu season can be the worst time of the year for many people. It’s especially bad for people who have sinus problems. Coughs, bad breath, headaches, head pressure, and nasal congestion can be caused by sinus problems. If you’re having sinus problems, then relief is important to be able to continue your day-to-day life. With that in mind you may be wondering, can chiropractors help with sinus problems?
What Are Sinuses?
To understand sinus problems, you have to understand sinuses. Sinuses are hollow spaces in the skull that connect to the nasal passages. They have a thin film of mucus on them that helps humidify your airways. The thin film of mucus also helps filter air coming into the body. It can actually trap bacteria from entering your nasal passageways. Your sinuses also help your voice resonate, so their shape, size, and health can change how you sound.
What Causes Sinus Problems?
Sinus problems start when your sinuses and nasal passageways become inflamed. This is known as sinusitis. The inflammation causes the sinuses to fill up, nearly entirely, with mucus. That’s what causes the head pressure and headaches. When your sinuses aren’t working properly, they can become infected causing anything from bad breath, cough, nasal congestion with thick nasal secretions, or even fever. The original cause of sinusitis is usually allergies or the common cold, but many things can cause it. Sinus problems have been known to outlive whatever caused the problems to begin with.
How can Chiropractors Help with Sinus Problems?
Chiropractors are experts at working with the musculoskeletal system. Many people know that a chiropractic adjustment can realign your spine. However, chiropractors can actually treat your sinuses. By treating the bones and nerves of the upper neck and face, a chiropractor can assist with draining your sinuses of the excess mucus. Assisting the drainage helps relieve the pressure in your head, and will also start the healing process to stop any other symptoms. The Dolphin Therapy can also clear the sinuses of mucus and aid the body in a quick recovery.
Sinuses are bone cavities in your skull that help your body function. Sinusitis is the inflammation of these cavities that can cause a plethora of symptoms that include headaches and head pressure. Can our chiropractors help with sinus problems? Yes! By adjusting the bones in your spine that affect the nerves into the sinuses, your chiropractor can assist with the draining of excess mucus in your sinuses and stimulate the immune system.
If you have sinus problems or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from back pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!