How long do you want to suffer with Sinus Trouble?
Do you wake up with a stuffy head and/or mucus in your throat every morning? Do you feel as if you always have a cold or that your last cold never left you? Do you have a chronic “postnasal drip”? If so, you probably are suffering from a chronic condition called Sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses. There are eight hollow spaces around your forehead and around your nose. Their function is to help you breathe, but, when your sinuses get inflamed and fill up with mucus, it gets more difficult for you to breathe.
So, what is mucus? It’s one of our less appealing secretions and, yet, mucus is one of the best protections we have against infection and poisoning. Your nose, throat, and sinuses are lined with mucus to help ensure that your air is moist, warm, and free from dust and pollutants. Without this gooey, filtering gel, your lungs, kidneys, and even your blood could fill with toxins.
The problem comes when there is too much of a good thing. When mucus fills the sinus linings, it’s called sinusitis or rhinitis and often mimics a cold. Generally speaking, this condition is part of your body attempting to detoxify or expel toxins. When the drainage is blocked, it can cause pain, discomfort, headache, and swelling around your eyes and ears. You can also experience a dull ache in the cheekbones or teeth, increased nasal secretions, chills, fever, dizziness, etc. Anything that irritates the sensitive mucous membranes can be a contributing factor to sinusitis.
Drugstores fill their shelves with all kinds of sinus remedies. In fact, the standard medical treatment for sinusitis is to promote the drainage with decongestants, antibiotics, and antihistamines. And, yet, this approach is controversial because drugs have limited effects on sinuses and cause many side effects. So, here we go again with the traditional medical process of treating the symptoms and not the situation that causes the symptoms.
What is the chiropractic approach to sinus condition improvement? Chiropractic relieves stress on the nervous system and bodily structure, which helps your body work more efficiently. Further, chiropractic helps ensure that the skull bones move more freely and breathe, permitting bodily fluids to drain without interference. This, in turn, helps the body build a stronger immune system.
The fact is, that anyone suffering from sinusitis, rhinitis, or other respiratory problems should see a chiropractor for a checkup. Chiropractic care helps your body function better, improves your resistance to disease and enhances your overall well-being!