Cold and allergy season is well underway, and many people are suffering from sinus congestion. With many medications having unpleasant side effects, or simply aren’t fixing the problem, it’s not uncommon to search for alternative methods to treat sinus problems. Several studies have shown that chiropractic care can help treat sinus congestion and help the sinus cavities drain properly. You should give chiropractic care a try if you suffer from chronic sinus congestion and pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Sinus Congestion
There are 2 main ways that chiropractors can treat your sinus congestion. The first way is through spinal manipulation or adjustments. By fixing subluxations in the cervical spine, proper sinus drainage can occur. These adjustments create better nerve communication between the brain stems and the tissues surrounding the sinus cavities, head and neck. These areas in high tension will relax and allow for better drainage and relieving pressure.
The second way chiropractors can help treat sinus congestions is with the use of a tool called an activator. This tool allows chiropractors to provide a quick, low-force impulse at specific points. Chiropractors use an activator to adjust the spine, but in is also effective in treatment to the sinus cavities in the face. This relieves the trigger points and bones in the skull to allow the sinuses to effectively drain. Similarly, light cranial sacral therapy techniques done around the sinus cavities can also improve drainage and reduce the symptom of sinusitis.
Other components of chiropractic care that assists in treating congested sinuses include warm compress, massage therapy, and stretches.
Tired of Being Stuffed Up?
You don’t have to suffer through chronic sinus congestion and the headaches, tension, and breathing troubles that go along with it. Dr. Shane Silver is experience in treating sinus congestion. He can help you treat your ailment with less need for medications. Contact Silver Chiropractic and Wellness to day to schedule your appointment today!