By this point, we’re all very familiar with the pharmaceutical drug ads on TV that list off a number of potential side effects – many of them dangerous and life changing. With chiropractic, we could do the same thing -only the “side effects” are the benefits!
Everyone knows that chiropractic helps with neck pain, back pain, and headaches, but most people don’t know that one of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments is the relief from sinus congestion. Many of our patients report sinus drainage after an adjustment many of them almost immediately!
In our experience, people with sinus issues also have neck pain, neck stiffness, and/or headaches. This makes sense anatomically speaking. The neck is where the spinal nerves that control your eyes, ears, nose, throat, and sinuses exit. The neck also houses the nerves that go to the muscles in the head and neck as well as the nerves that control your immune system.
In addition, if the joints of the neck are not moving properly, the neck muscles can get tight and stiff. This constricts the drainage ducts that run from the sinuses down the neck muscles. This makes it difficult for the sinuses to drain properly, which can also contribute to chronic sinus congestion.
If the vertebrae in this region are not moving properly, have degenerated, or are out of alignment, there is pressure on the spinal cord and local nerves. This added pressure hinders the ability of the body to properly communicate with the brain which in turn decreases your body’s function.
The tricky thing is our senses don’t have the ability to always know when this is happening. In the case of the sinuses, most people don’t recognize that the problem is coming from the spine because the symptom or pain is felt in the sinuses.
While most people turn to a drug or pill for sinus relief, we all know that no pill or drug will ever move the bone. If subluxation, or pressure on the nerve is causing your sinus issues, drugs will only at best provide temporary relief.
At Relief Plus Chiropractic, we look to the cause of the problem and work to correct the problem which ultimately leads to better health and a better life for you and everyone else.
As one of Minnetonka’s top chiropractors, we look to the cause of your problem with an examination and any necessary x-rays. Once we better understand your condition, we get great results helping people of all ages with sinus congestion.
For more information you can visit us on the web at www.reliefplusmn.com.
Give us a call at 952-681-2863 to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION and to see if chiropractic is right for you!