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How Can Chiropractors Help With Sinus Problems?
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How Can Chiropractors Help With Sinus Problems?

Spring is here, and with that comes the dreaded allergies and sinus issues. Typically, the treatment would include nasal sprays or decongestants, but an alternative option is chiropractic care.

Whether you have reoccurring problems or just occasional symptoms, a chiropractor can offer more than relief and even reduce the severity and frequency of your sinus issues. Restore Chiropractic is here to explain why!

What Causes Sinusitis?

The bones of your forehead, temples, and cheeks consist of eight hollow spaces. When healthy, they're lined with sticky mucus to filter pollutants, dust, and sinusitis, or sinus issues occur when the tissues become full and are unable to drain.

They can cause clogged nasal passages, swelling around the eyes, loss of appetite, pain, and many other symptoms that vary from person to person. People with allergies are more prone to experience sinusitis, especially in the spring and fall when mold, pollen, and mildew counts are higher.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help With Sinus Problems?

Chiropractic care is used for the overall health of the body, and if you have neurological stress and interference (subluxation), this can contribute to system dysfunction. Subluxations reduce the efficiency of your nervous system, making it more challenging to heal and easier for sinus and other issues to arise due to inflammation that can occur. 

Chiropractors will use upper spine adjustments along with gentle pressure that can help stimulate the nerves that lead into the sinus cavities and promote healing. There are also nasal-specific techniques that can be highly effective along with adjustments of the spine leading to successful treatment of sinusitis and avoiding the need to use drugs.

By targeting areas around the neck, the chiropractor can encourage the body to drain the passages through relaxation, and once the fluid drains, the pressure is relieved. Regular adjustments also support the lymphatic system's natural flow that carries waste out of the body, making it easier to maintain good health.

The chiropractor can also give you tools that can help with preventative maintenance to reduce your risk of ongoing sinus infections, including:

  • Limiting exposure to allergens

  • Quitting smoking

  • Lowering indoor humidity

  • Warm compresses

  • Stretching

Whole Body Care with Restore Chiropractic

Chiropractic care offers a holistic option to work toward improving your well-being and overall health without surgery or drugs.

At Restore Chiropractic, our focus is on helping to alleviate your discomfort and get you back to feeling great through our advanced holistic solutions. We specialize in the Webster technique for prenatal services and are a trusted family chiropractor in Maple Grove for all-over care.

If you are suffering from sinus problems, message us online or call us at 612-516-3090 to connect with our team today.

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