Certain people seem to have sinus problems. Sinuses are actually eight hollow spaces located in the bones of a person’s forehead, cheeks and temples. Normal sinuses have sticky mucus in their linings which act as filters to keep dust, dirt and pollutants out of the lungs, kidneys and blood. When sinuses work well, they do a fine job of protecting your body from toxins.

Sometimes, though, a person gets a sinus infection. When this happens, the linings become inflamed. Tissues create an overabundance of mucus, and drainage is blocked. If you’ve ever experienced sinus problems, you know that you feel bad– you may have pain in your face and forehead, along with dizziness, fever, chills, and, worst of all, clogged nasal passages making it harder and harder to breathe.

A chiropractor can help your sinuses “get back” to draining properly, providing you much needed relief. The chiropractor’s job, in this case, is to remove obstructions in your neck and back through things like vertebra alignment. Did you know, for instance, that lymphatic drainage of the head and neck can get closed off when muscles attached to the vertebra become swollen or spastic? Thus, manual adjustments by a chiropractor open the drainage system back up, providing relief. Think of it like a road that’s blocked, but then a tow truck comes along and takes away the problem so traffic can flow normally again– it’s like that.

Chiropractic adjustments could also include an adjustment of your skull bones, including the ones in your nasal passages, in order to relieve pressure in the sinus cavities. You might have misaligned cranial bones that need adjusting. If so, a chiropractor will use light force and thrusts to align the bones properly. Ultimately, the goal is to relieve your pain. Chiropractic care doesn’t rely on pills to get the job done– rather, it’s an all natural, holistic approach to helping the body heal itself.

Other things people can do to calm down their sinus troubles include eating raw honey while staying away from fried food and/or not eating too much sugar and salt, which contribute to inflammation.

If sinus problems have been bothering you recently, visit New City Chiropractic Center. For an appointment, call 845-634-8877.