Your sinuses are eight hollows in the bones of your forehead, cheeks, and temples that help you to breathe. If you’ve ever had a sinus cold you know they can become blocked, inflamed, and filled with mucus.
The mucus is there to trap dust and microbes, but when your sinuses become inflamed they may not drain properly leading to infection and sometimes severe pain. A condition called sinusitis often occurs when you have a cold and generally clears when the cold ends. If the blockage remains sinusitis can stick around, that’s where your Bentonville chiropractor may help.
One third of sinus infections begin with a common cold. Another third are caused by allergies. The remaining third are from asthma, viruses, bacteria, and environmental allergens such as cigarette smoke and pollution.
Sinusitis symptoms can vary in severity and length and may include:
- Sleep apnea
- Breathing difficulty
How can Bentonville Chiropractors help?
Healthy sinuses drain properly. Alleviating the stress on your nervous system can help your body work more efficiently and in turn, ensures that the bones of your skull move freely. Gentle adjustments to the spine as well as possible massage over the sinus cavities can be very helpful.
The mucous membranes of your sinuses are controlled by your brain and nervous system so the holistic nature of chiropractic care is a perfect, non-invasive, painless solution to sinusitis.
If you have any questions about how we can help you please don’t hesitate to call our team at Smith Family Clinic, Inc. today.