How can we tell if the condition is a Sinus Problem/Snoring?
Sinus problems cause congestion and fluid in the nose, and pain and pressure around the nose and between and around the eyes. Depending on the intensity, a sinus problem could also cause headaches, fever, and a cough. Snoring is also associated with sinus problems.
Why do we get Sinus Problems/Snoring?
Sinus problems are a result of inflammation of the sinuses due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infections or allergic reactions/inflammatory reactions. This inflammation affects the surrounding bony structures.
How does Chiropractic help individuals recover from Sinus Problems/Snoring?
The skull or cranium is made up of many different bones. The bone that creates the sinus cavities is called the sphenoid bone. When there is pressure in the sinuses/cranium, it causes a subtle shift in the sphenoid bone which limits the body’s ability to clear the inflammation and limits the motion of the sphenoid bone. Very importantly, the sphenoid bone is the top part of the pump for the cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord). When the sphenoid bone has limited motion, it directly affects the ability of the cerebrospinal fluid to pump properly which will cause increased pressure in the cranium and sinuses.
When the joints of the spine and skull/cranium are out of alignment, they will compress the nerves associated with the misaligned area. Nerves send proper signals between the brain and the body. When nerves are compressed, there is no longer normal communication between the brain and the body. This causes stress in the body and a weakened immune system. When there is a weakened immune system, there is a higher likelihood of inflammation of the sinuses from infection or allergies. Your local San Diego chiropractor will examine the joints of your spine and the motion of your skull/cranium and depending on the results, your chiropractor will determine if a specific chiropractic adjustment is necessary.
How do individuals recover from a Sinus Problems/Snoring?
The first step to recovery is to be evaluated and, if needed, adjusted by your local San Diego chiropractor. After this, your chiropractor will give you lifestyle modifications to nutrition and exercise to keep the immune system strong and able to recover from sinus problems quickly. Research also shows that using an essential oil called Valor can help with snoring. Many of, San Diego Chiropractor, Dr. Emily’s clients have found great relief with a combination of adjustments, use of the oils, and lifestyle changes.