Do you wake up with a stuffy head and mucus in your throat or nose? Do you have a chronic “postnasal drip”? If you answered yes, then you may be suffering from sinusitis—the most common condition in the 18 to 45 age group.
Mucus is a sticky, elastic, unappealing gel that is nothing less than one of the greatest protections that we have against infection and poisoning. However, there can be too much of a good thing. When mucus fills the sinus linings, the condition is called sinusitis (when it only involves the nose or throat it’s called rhinitis and may mimic a cold). Anything that irritates the sensitive mucous membranes can be a contributing factor to sinusitis (or rhinitis): dust, mold or pollen; fumes; viri or bacteria; and hot or dry air in buildings.
Standard medical treatment for sinusitis and rhinitis are the promotion of drainage and treatment with decongestants, antibiotics and antihistamines. That approach is controversial for while drugs may alleviate nasal stuffiness, they have limited effects on the sinuses and can cause side effects in some individuals such as insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure, and drowsiness.
Chiropractic is not a treatment for sinus conditions, yet sufferers often find relief after chiropractic care. Chiropractic, by relieving stress on the nervous system and body structure, helps your body work more efficiently. Further, spinal care in conjunction with cranial adjusting can ensure that the skull bones move freely and “breathe”, permitting body fluids to drain without interference.
Anyone suffering from sinusitis, rhinitis or other respiratory problems should see Dr. Gondolfo for a spinal checkup. Spinal care can help your body function better, improve your resistance to disease and enhance your well-being.
Information provided by Koren Publications
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