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Get Chiropractor Sinus Pressure Relief
by NuView Health Medical

Yes, it is possible for a chiropractor to give sinus pressure relief. Since your sinuses are air-filled pockets within your face, when they get inflamed the airways close up. Mucus builds up and results in sinus pressure – and a headache. Our chiropractors at NuView Health Medical understand the cranial manipulation techniques to open back up the airways.

How Chiropractors Relieve Sinus Pressure

By using light-force cranial manipulation, chiropractors are able to encourage specific facial bones to relax and open the sinus passages. In turn,  excess fluid can drain from the sinus cavity, and pressure is released. Removing this fluid helps accelerate the body’s ability to naturally drain, so pain relief is felt.

For sinus pressure relief chiropractors focus on the maxillary and frontal sinuses. They apply firm pressure across the forehead, nose, and cheek. These areas can also be massaged in order to open up the airways. Relieving sinus pressure pain often means loosening mucus and getting it moving again. Movement of these fluids is crucial to sinus health. When things start blocking up you’ll experience more pain and congestion and we want to avoid that as much as possible.

Chiropractor Sinus Pressure Relief: Treatment Options

A chiropractor can also make adjustments to the thoracic spine. When someone comes in for sinus treatment they’re often carrying additional tension in their thoracic spine. Then additional percussion can be used to loosen phlegm and chest congestion.

Trigger-point therapy can also be used. Pressure is applied to a specific trigger point, other than the sinus region. NuView Health Medical has an acupuncturist that can perform trigger-point therapy on the facial, neck, and cranial areas.

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2 Reasons Why Your Sinuses Become Inflamed

There are many reasons why the sinuses may become inflamed. The inflammation can occur as a result of an infection or cold. This can be a one-time occurrence and once the sinus infection is clear the sinuses have a chance to return to normal. Or, sinus inflammation can occur from an allergic reaction, such as an allergy to hay fever. Whatever the case, the sinuses fill up with fluid increasing pressure. This fluid has a harder time draining due to inflammation. The consistent added pressure to the sinuses can manifest as a sinus headache.