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Upper Cervical Spinal Misalignments Can Cause Chronic Sinusitis 

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Why Are My Sinuses Always Swollen? Upper Cervical Chiropractic Springfield

Upper Cervical Spinal Misalignments and Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis  has many causes. Those who suffer find that this common condition interferes with truly living life to its fullest.  Like most conditions, there is a spectrum to the intensity of the condition. Over 500,000 Americans get sinus surgery each year. With that said here is a list of symptoms that often are associated with chronic sinus problems:

Whole body: fatigue, fever, or malaise
Facial: tenderness or swelling
Also common: sinus pressure, headache, inflammation of ear, mouth breathing, phlegm, pus, sleeping difficulty, or throat irritation
Sinus conditions won’t kill you but they will make your life miserable. We would first like to mention common medical sinus treatments. Then  we will   discuss what can be one  underlying cause of chronic sinus trouble and what you can do to heal from it naturally.

Common Medical Chronic Sinusitis Treatments in Springfield

  • Saline nasal irrigation, with nasal sprays or solutions, reduces drainage and rinses away irritants and allergies.
  • Nasal corticosteroids
  • Oral or injected corticosteroids
  • Aspirin desensitization treatment, if you have reactions to aspirin that cause sinusitis.

Many of these treatments can prove successful. Because our office is into prevention and natural alternatives, we approve of nasal irrigation. The other treatments involve drugs that  only treat the symptoms not the cause.  While medicine is sometimes needed in acute health conditions, when a condition becomes chronic it is an indicator that something is out of balance in the body. Our office specializes in Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, which is a natural form of health care whose goal is to work with the bodies own healing potential.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Sinus Treatment in Springfield

The sinus membrane is responsible for much of the discomfort one feels when they suffer with chronic sinusitis. We have talked about the medical approach to treating symptoms. But what causes sinusitis?  Allergies, chronic infections, and other irritants are all secondary effects.  Most want to know about causation.  If one knows the underlying cause then they can truly get well.

The sinus membrane is controlled by cranial nerve 5 and 7.  Both of these nerves control the membrane and the mucosal glands in the sinuses. One thing we have found in our office while practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is that the upper cervical spine has great influence over sinus function.  It is a common experience for patients to feel relief from chronic sinus troubles after their necks are corrected.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a little known health discipline whose goal is to correct spinal misalignments at the most critical junction between the head and the neck.  Correcting spinal misalignments in the neck allows the central nervous system to function optimally.

If you have unresolved sinusitis or an unresolved health issue schedule a consultation with Springfield IL Upper Cervical Specialist Dr. Fredrick Schurger.

Dr. Schurger’s office is located in Springfield,IL and services Berlin, Mechanicsburg, Taylorville, Pana, Petersburg, Loami, Athens, Lincoln, Divernon, Decatur, Forsyth, Monticello, Havana, Virginia IL, Kilbourne , Waverly, Franklin IL, Mt.Pulaski, Clinton, Chatham, Jerome, Rochester, Arthur, Sherman, Riverton, New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Auburn IL, Glenarm, Tuscola, Arcola, Mattoon, Sullivan, Lovington, Chicago and outlying suburbs.

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