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Dealing with Acute Sinusitis? Chiropractic Can Help With That

Dealing with Acute Sinusitis? Chiropractic Can Help With That

Sinusitis has become fairly common, especially if you live in a highly polluted area around factories and chemical plants. Sometimes this starts out as a simple stuffy nose and develops into a sinus infection. Common symptoms are dense nasal mucous, facial pain, fever and a plugged nose. Some people suffer with a sore throat and cough as well. Many of us don’t go to the doctor for a sinus infection anymore. We just buy an over the counter sinus medication and take that for a week. This often works but sometimes, you will need to see your doctor and get on prescription medication.

This illness has become more common due to air pollution, our American diet, allergies and air-borne bacteria, just to name a few. You might have fever at times, but normally you have a stopped-up head that makes it hard to breathe. There can be pain and the entire area around your eyes may throb. These are all common signs. Not all cases can be managed with drug store products, though these do often relieve symptoms. For instance, take a cough syrup for the cough or a throat lozenge if experiencing sore throat. Aspirin usually helps with fever.

In extreme cases, your doctor may recommend surgery. In some patients, the nasal passages are malformed, thus causing the problem. In other cases, polyps have formed in nasal passages causing a blockage. If your symptoms hang around for over a week or 10 days, it’s time to step up your game and get in to see a physician.

Many people aren’t aware that chiropractors can help with sinus problems. Adjusting your joints to correct any spinal misalignment can help restore the spine and central nervous system to a better function level. But chiropractors can also apply pressure around the facial bones. A gentle pressure is used to help clear nasal passages so mucous can move more freely.  If you’ve been suffering with chronic sinus infections, talk to your chiropractor about this. He may be able to help with regular adjustments designed specifically for this ailment.

Atlanta Spine Center has been helping patients get all-natural relief from many conditions. We don’t just treat one part of the body. We treat the whole person. Holistic treatment options have been shown to be very effective, bringing long-term relief for many illnesses. Call us today if you’d like to learn more.

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