Affecting over 3 million people a year, sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of the sinuses. When you have a cold lasting longer than ten days, it’s likely that you have a sinus infection. Read more about sinusitis and how our Snellville Chiropractors can help.
The most common sign of a sinus infection is pain in the ear, face, forehead, sinuses, and behind the eyes or nose. Other symptoms can include yellow-green nasal discharge, congestion, headache, cough, trouble sleeping, throat irritation, fever, and tiredness.
Your sinuses have a vital function which is to use its mucus which filters, warms, and moistens the air you breathe. An infection usually occurs when something is blocking the mucus from draining.
Most commonly, a sinus infection will begin as a cold, and then a virus or bacteria will then infect the sinuses. A trick to help determine if your infection is viral or bacterial is the length and symptoms you’re suffering from. It’s most likely a viral infection if you’ve been sick for less than ten days and your symptoms are not worsening. Consequently, if your symptoms have not improved within ten days or have begun to get worse after it started to get better, it’s most likely a bacterial infection.
Long lasting inflammation of the sinuses, persevering for 12 weeks or longer, is considered chronic sinusitis. Salt-water irrigation is most commonly used to alleviate this condition. Sometimes depending on the case, surgery is performed, but it’s very critical to take a conservative approach first.
In the U.S., preventative medicine is often bypassed when in fact it can have significant positive effects. Creating a routine of healthcare focused on wellness versus treating illness is a critical part of a wellness lifestyle. Chiropractic treatment primarily treats subluxations to support an optimally functioning nervous system. Subluxations can impede the optimal function of the nervous system.
The nervous and immune systems are interconnected through the adrenal glands, and studies show that they are linked in other ways as well. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases states there is proof that the “brain may send messages directly down nerve cells to the immune system.” This dramatically proves the theory of chiropractic: To remove subluxations through chiropractic adjustments can allow the body to function at its highest rate.
Also, studies have shown a connection between heightened immunity and chiropractic care. Make an appointment with our Snellville Chiropractors to resolve your sinusitis!