Chiropractic Care for Sinus Problems

Sinus problems can linger for weeks, leaving you with facial pain, headaches, and postnasal drip, which can be treated in part with chiropractic care. 

Sinuses are the hollow spaces in your head within the bones of the forehead and cheeks. Narrow channels connect these hollow spaces. Thin mucus drains out of the nose through these channels, keeping your nose clean. 

When you have a sinus infection, formally known as sinusitis, the tissues lining the sinuses swell up. Mucus takes over the tissues, clogs the nasal passages, and blocks drainage. This can result in lots of discomfort and pain. 

Many people suffer from allergies during the spring and other sinus issues during the winter. Sinus problems are more than just a stuffy, runny nose that lasts for a few days. Sinus problems tend to last for weeks.

Causes of Sinus Infections

Several different factors contribute to sinusitis. Knowing what can trigger sinusitis can help protect your health and know when to reach out for help. 

  • Common colds can trigger sinus issues.
  • Facial bone and jaw misalignment can contribute to ongoing sinus issues. 
  • Large nasal polyps, which are soft growths on the lining of the sinuses or the nasal passages, can lead to frequent sinus problems. 
  • Being dehydrated can make mucus thicker, contributing to poor drainage. 
  • Cigarette smoke can irritate your sinuses. 

Chiropractic Care for Sinus Problems

Chiropractic care is one way that you can treat sinus problems. 

Dr. Desai can perform adjustments that are designed to improve sinus issues. Realigning your facial bones into a natural state can help open up your sinus pathways, allowing mucus to flow smoothly. 

If your jaw bone or sphenoid bone is misaligned, that can cause sinus issues, facial pain, and headaches. Dr. Desai can use gentle chiropractic techniques and correction therapies to move your jaw bone back into proper alignment. This should improve your sinus issues. 

Dr. Desai may also use specific massage techniques and gentle adjustments around the neck and brainstem to relax your body, which can help with sinus drainage. Draining your sinus cavities can help relieve sinus pain. 

Neck adjustments, performed using the Activator method and other gentle chiropractic techniques, can help to relieve pressure and tension on the brain stem. This can help your throat relax and help with the drainage of your sinuses as well.

At-Home Sinus Relief

Chiropractor care can be an important tool in treating sinus problems. You can also complement chiropractor care with non-medical home interventions. 

One of the best ways to relieve sinus issues at home is with steam. 

  • Boil a small pot or kettle of water
  • Add the water to a bowl
  • Put a pinch of sea salt in the water
  • Add 2-3 drops of peppermint oil and Eucalyptus oil 
  • Take a blanket or large towel, cover yourself and the bowl, and breathe through your nose, allowing the steam into your nasal package. 

This should open up your nasal package and allow mucus to drip out. 

You can also take a steaming shower. Shut the bathroom, don’t open any windows, and don’t turn on the ventilation fan. This will allow steam to build up and create the same effect as a steam bowl. 

This is a temporary way to experience sinus relief at home.

Get Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

Dr. Tanvi Desai is a chiropractic expert with extensive training and experience in caring for patients' various conditions. She offers patients natural healing options involving gentle adjustments, basic exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to improve their condition.

Lotus Chiropractic Care can help improve posture, reduce pain, and improve the body's overall function. If you suffer from sinus problems, Dr. Desai can provide you with non-prescription relief. 

We service residents of Dunwoody and surrounding areas from our office on Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia.

Learn if chiropractic care may be right for you. Call us at (470) 719-9539 or request an appointment online

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