Man pinching the area between his eyes, as if his sinuses hurt

Chiropractic Care for Sinus Headaches

There are many people who experience a buildup of pressure in their sinus cavity. This pressure can quickly become painful. It can cause pressure in a person’s head resulting in them experiencing a sinus headache. This pressure or pain will be felt in their eyes or forehead. This pressure buildup happens because the sinuses in a person’s body are not able to drain properly. This can be the result of problems in the neck region caused by a misaligned vertebrae creating nerve pressure.

At Nault Chiropractic in Worcester, Dr. Stephen J. Nault can help patients with persistent headaches by offering treatment to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Contact Nault Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment.

Chiropractic Care

This care is designed to restore and maintain a body’s functions. The goal is to heal the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Patients are often adjusted, so the nerve supply to their sinuses are activated. This will be done as their diet; fiber and water intake are improved. A chiropractor will know when there are problems with a body taking in nutrients and ridding itself of waste; a break down in their system may have occurred. A person’s sinuses are at the end point of a person’s system. That is usually the area where problems are often experienced.

Chiropractic Treatment

When a person is experiencing a sinus headache, a chiropractor will look for any underlying nerve interference in their spine. Close attention will be paid to the upper neck. Treatment may consist of light tapping on a person’s cranials. Reflexology may be done on their fingertips. This will activate sinus drainage. After this is done, patients may be encouraged to go outside and walk around on a cold day. This is a good way to get a person’s nose running. It will also prevent a person’s sinuses from being stagnated.

Proper Spinal Alignment

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to decrease the nerve pressure. This is done by restoring proper alignment of the spine in the neck. A number of specific adjustments to a person’s misaligned or subluxated vertebrae may be performed. Once the pressure is taken away from a person’s nerve, it will start to heal. The sinuses will then begin to drain properly. The chiropractic care done to a person’s neck will decrease the tension in their soft palate. Swelling will decrease around the opening of the sinuses. This can happen when alignment of the neck is restored. This can help prevent future problems with sinus pressure. Individuals can be healed in a safe way without drugs and their harmful side effects.

Preventative Sinus Headache Care

To eliminate future sinus headaches chiropractors may provide instruction on self-stretching of the sinuses. This could involve carefully pulling cheek bones in different positions. Nutritional counseling will be offered as it has been proven to help. Training in nasal saline rinsing may be offered. Using moist heat towels and steam may also be recommended for any future sinusitis problems.