A sinus infection is an infection of inflammation of the sinuses, the hollow cavities in your skull. If you have a cold that lasts longer than 10 days or begins to worsen after it started to get better, it’s likely you have a sinus infection. Sinus infections are also caused by allergies. The role of your sinuses is to filter, warm and moisten the air you breathe. If fluid blocks the sinuses this is what leads to infections that cause the discomfort. Symptoms include pain in the ear, face, forehead, sinuses, and behind the eyes and nose. You may also experience yellow-green nasal discharge, congestion, a cough, trouble sleeping, a sore throat, fever, fatigue, and drainage.
Did you know that a chiropractor could adjust your sinus? If you suffer from chronic sinus infections you might want to consider chiropractic as both a form of treatment and preventative care. Since your nervous system controls every aspect of the way your body works if you can improve the signals from your nervous system to your respiratory system, which is connected to your sinuses then you may be able to stimulate drainage and prevent the mucus from building up and causing an infection.
Based on your symptoms, your chiropractor may adjust your facial bones to help improve drainage in your sinus. You could have a vertebra in your neck out of alignment and that may be the cause of the drainage problems.
By using a combination of techniques chiropractors can successfully treat a sinus infection without the use of drugs. In addition to chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor may also a warm compress, self-massage, or stretching.
Nutritional support can also speed up recovery time, and we have a lot of success with ingredients such as N-acetyl-cysteine, thyme leaf powder, bromelain, and eucalyptus. We carry a nutrient from Aceva Neutraceuticals that combines these and more nutrients to effectively fight off the bacterial, viral and fungal components (which is often the most overlooked piece) of sinusitis. Sine-Aid contains a comprehensive formulation containing a synergistic blend of nutrient and botanical ingredients designed to provide an immediate boost to immune defenses, decrease inflammation and increase mucociliary clearance during sinus and respiratory challenges. The ingredients are enclosed in the acid resistant capsule (DRcaps™) to ensure efficacious delivery into the bloodstream for therapeutic benefits.
If you feel pressure in your sinuses or suffer from infections discuss this with your chiropractor.