Amanda had been coming to me for several weeks for chiropractic treatment for ongoing neck pain. Walking into the office one day, she proclaimed, “My sinus headaches are gone!” In addition to having neck pain, she has also been dealing with persistent sinus irritation and a headache problem. She had been taking sinus medication, but she still had problems. Fortunately, her chiropractic care helped with both her neck pain and her sinusitis. This article will discuss how neck pain and sinus headaches are associated and how chiropractic care can help. It will also reveal a major recent research study detailing how chiropractors can alleviate headaches attributed to sinusitis.
Many people suffer from neck pain. In our genuine society it is very common due to the amount of time we spend sitting during our childhood upbringing and with the desk/computer jobs we do as adults. For over 125 years, chiropractors have been helping people with neck discomfort need a non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical, safe and effective method of pain relief.
Chiropractors have noticed that many people who suffer from neck pain also have sinus problems. These sinus conditions can include headaches in the front of the head, congestion and congestion of the sinus areas, and sinus drainage causing a persistent cough.
A recent research study in the Diary of Manual and Manipulative Treatment, February 2019, found that examinations of 31 patients with self-reported sinus headaches and 30 patients with no history of headaches revealed that neck pain in dysfunction Cervical musculoskeletal pain is common among those with sinus headaches. which may be a contributing factor to headaches attributed to sinusitis.
In my 34 years of practicing chiropractic, I often treat patients with sinus headaches and accompanying neck pain/dysfunction with a combination of manual therapies such as chiropractic definitions, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice. By providing adjustment manuals to correct misaligned or improperly moving spinal bones in the frequent part of the neck, many patients gain relief from their sinus problems.
Also, I commonly recommend patients use an inexpensive bottle of nasal rinse. These can be purchased at any convenience store and are found on the “cough/cold” shelves. They usually come with saline packs that contain a combination of baking soda and salt. One can simply fill the rinse bottle with warm water, empty a saline packet into the water, and then gently spray the solution into the nostrils while leaning over the sink. This provides a gentle way to cleanse and relieve irritation of these sinus membranes.