how to use chiropractic to prevent sinus infections | dr chris mascetta
Sinuses are the air-filled cavities in our skull and facial bones. We have several sinuses, including the maxillary sinuses behind the cheeks and the frontal sinuses behind the forehead. Each sinus has a part to play in ensuring that the air we breathe is clean and suitably humidified. This filter is made of the thick mucus that lines the sinuses.
When the tissue lining of your sinus cavities becomes inflamed, mucus and pollutants cannot drain correctly, which leads to increased pressure, clogged nasal passages, and sometimes even facial or eye puffiness. This condition is known as sinusitis. This fluid buildup may also cause severe pressure in the nasal cavities on the face.
Most individuals rely on over-the-counter drugs to treat the symptoms of sinus infection because allergies and the common cold are the two conditions that cause it most frequently. Temporary irritation may be alleviated, but when people have a persistent sinus infection, these drugs do not treat the underlying problem.
Symptoms of Sinus Infection
The symptoms of a sinus infection can vary depending on the type of sinusitis and the cause. However, common symptoms include:
Facial pain or pressure: This is usually felt in the forehead, cheeks, or around the eyes and can be severe.
Nasal congestion: The nasal passages may become blocked or stuffy, making it difficult to breathe through the nose.
Runny nose: A thick, discolored discharge may come out of the nose.
Loss of smell or taste: This is a common symptom of sinusitis and can be caused by a blocked nose.
Headache: Sinus infections can cause headaches, particularly in the forehead or temples.
Fatigue: Sinusitis can cause fatigue and a general feeling of malaise.
Cough: A cough may develop as a result of postnasal drip, caused by the thickened mucus draining from the sinuses into the throat.
Fever: Sinus infections can cause a low-grade fever and chills.
How to use chiropractic to prevent and treat sinus infections
Did you know your Chiropractor can help you with your sinus issues? 
By addressing the underlying cause of sinus infections, chiropractic care may help to reduce the need for medications such as antibiotics, which can have harmful side effects and contribute to antibiotic resistance. 
Your Chiropractor can adjust your facial bones as well as the vertebra in your neck, which can help your sinuses drain easier and remove any obstructions that can cause pain and pressure.  This may include adjustments to the upper cervical spine, which can help to improve drainage of the sinuses and reduce inflammation
Not only does Chiropractic help you feel better it helps boost your immunity, the better your immune system the more likely your body will fight off allergies and sinus infections.
Your Chiropractor can use Trigger-Point Therapy to help drain your sinuses, pressure will be applied to trigger points to drain your sinuses. When your sinuses are drained it will help you feel better but also getting rid of excessive fluid helps get rid of bacteria. 
Chiropractors can not only help you feel better they can help guide you in at-home remedies that can help you. For things like hot and cold compresses, supplements, etc. your Chiropractor will help you figure out what is the best and most effective sinus infection treatment for you.
Sinus and throat lymphatic massage also can help prevent and treat sinus infections, your Chiropractor can do this for you or a massage therapist. 
For more severe sinus pressure and pain your Chiropractor can perform acupuncture or acupressure which can help reduce inflammation and help with drainage. 
However, it is important to note that while chiropractic care can be beneficial in managing sinus infection symptoms, it is not a replacement for medical treatment. It is always recommended to consult with a medical professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. It’s also important to note that not all chiropractors have the same knowledge or training in treating sinus infections, and it is important to find a chiropractor that has experience and expertise in this area.

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