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Can Chiropractic Treatment Alleviate Sinus Pain?



If you struggle with daily pain, the first step in finding relief is determining the cause. Frequent headaches are sometimes caused by sinus pressure, which might be able to be relieved through chiropractic care. But what is a sinus headache, and how can our physicians at Motus Integrative Health help?

What Causes a Sinus Headache?

According to the Mayo Clinic, a sinus headache is identified by feelings of pressure around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead. It’s also often accompanied by a stuffy nose or fatigue and might get worse in certain positions, like lying down. It’s easy to mix up a sinus headache with other types, but sinusitis, in particular, tends to occur after a cold or other infection and lasts longer. 

Chronic sinusitis is another problem, occurring when the swelling and inflammation last for months at a time. There are a number of conditions that can cause chronic sinusitis (such as polyps or even allergies). You shouldn’t have to live with the persistent pain and discomfort that results from chronic sinusitis. Like other sources of chronic pain, our chiropractors and physical therapists understand that it’s important to develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your condition and get you back to feeling your best.  

Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

A chiropractor can perform specialized adjustments for your sinuses. Many practitioners report using chiropractic treatments to reduce pain and inflammation in people experiencing sinus headaches. It can also improve nasal drainage, reducing general discomfort. A case study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy found that nasal-specific techniques and light force cranial adjusting seemed to reduce the patient’s chronic sinus inflammation and pain over time.

An experienced chiropractor can also offer advice on how best to alleviate headaches in general, such as nutrition advice, posture, and relaxation techniques. Chiropractic care can also reduce pain by relieving stress on the body through adjustments. During an adjustment, your chiropractor will use a gentle but firm thrust to push the joint beyond its normal range of motion. This stimulates the nervous system in the inflamed area, improving motion and decreasing pain. 

Making an Appointment

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, don’t delay. At Motus Integrative Health, we understand the importance of addressing that pain at the source. Our doctors will work with you one-on-one to find the right combination of treatments that will get you on the road to feeling your best. To learn more about what Motus Integrative Health can do for you, reach out for a FREE consultation today!


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