Chiropractic Care and Sinuses

Winter is coming – no, we’re not talking about Game of Thrones, but with winter comes a common issue many suffer from each year: sinus infections.

January 23, 2023

Winter is coming – no, we’re not talking about Game of Thrones, but with winter comes a common issue many suffer from each year: sinus infections.

Sinus infections are extremely common and can lead to you calling out of work or missing that big event because you’re feeling ill. Most people tend to treat sinus infections with over-the-counter or prescription drugs that may not work and have a long list of possible side effects. 

However, there is a drug-free option that very few know about, and it can be found at your local chiropractor. In today’s article, we’ll discuss the ways chiropractic care can help relieve sinus infections.

What Are Sinus Issues?

Your sinuses play a vital role in ensuring the air you breathe doesn’t contain pollutants that can harm your body. It does this through mucus that lines the sinuses and acts as a filter.

When you suffer from allergies or the common cold, the mucus and pollutants in your body can’t drain properly and causes increased pressure and build-up in your sinuses. This condition is referred to as sinusitis. The build-up from the mucus is what leads to a stuffy nose and swelling in the face or eyes.

People who experience this once a year commonly use over-the-counter drugs to treat the issue. However, people who suffer from chronic sinusitis won’t find lasting relief from over-the-counter drugs as they don’t address the root cause of the issue. 

Chronic sinusitis which is defined as swelling of the sinuses that lasts for three months or more despite treatment. This can often be brought on by an infection, nasal polyps that grow in the sinuses, or simple swelling. In addition to the normal signs of sinusitis, like pain and a runny or stuffy nose, people with chronic sinusitis may notice ear pain, headaches, coughing, sore throat, or fatigue as a part of their condition.

Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Sinus Issues?

Since your sinuses on are located in multiple places around your skull, our chiropractors at ProActive Health can actually adjust your facial  bones to improve the drainage in your sinuses. Additionally, there may be an issue with the vertebrae in your neck, causing sinus issues.

This form of treatment can address the root issues rather than simply fixing the symptoms.

You may also need to address the damaged mucosal barrier that lines your GI tract. Talk with one of the doctors at ProActive Health regarding your Total Gut Restoration program. 

Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”

Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.

Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine,  science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!

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