Get Rid of Sinus Headaches Naturally

Sinus headaches are a real pain in the face. They’re a real pain in the forehead, cheekbones, and behind the bridge of the nose as well! Most people who suffer from sinus headaches struggle with the pain for weeks at a time, in turn loading their bodies up with decongestants, antihistamines, antibiotics, and pain pills that compromise the overall well-being of their bodies. Once you understand the root cause of your sinus headaches, the long-term ramifications of consistent use of medication, and how easily you can relieve and prevent them naturally, you will say goodbye to the pain and the pills for good!

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Why Do You Get Sinus Headaches?

The lack of a properly functioning immune system is a major culprit when it comes to sinus problems. A sinus headache is causes by sinusitis, which is inflammation and congestion in the sinuses. The sinuses allow air to circulate and mucus to drain from sinus cavities. When there is inflammation, congestion, and infection, this draining and circulating cannot take place and becomes painful.

Typical Treatments

Decongestants

decongestMore often than not, a person with a sinus headache will take decongestants along with other over-the-counter medications. As a holistic healer, I see two major problems with this. One is that the decongestant is only managing symptoms, and while you may experience temporary relief, the reason for your sinus headaches remains. Since you’re not actually handling the root cause when you load up on decongestants, you will wind up taking dose after dose. Decongestants use is linked with high blood pressure.

For long-term relief and to prevent trading today’s symptoms for tomorrows illness, it is best to get to the root cause of your symptoms. A chiropractor can do that. A chiropractor can also gently adjust bones in the face to provide immediate relief as well.

Antibiotics

One of the most popular health trends and topics of the moment is probiotics. People all over the world are seeking out probiotics due to the slue of benefits associated with taking them and the abundance of diseases associated with not having enough of them. Knowing that poor gut health can cause everything from Alzheimer’s to cancer, why would you want to take a medication whose name says it all: antibiotics?

antibioticsChiropractic is one natural remedy to sinus headaches that doesn’t revolve around killing every last bit of bacteria in your body. Remember: your body has the ability to heal so long as that ability is not disrupted by a blockage in your central nervous system. Due to the daily wear and tear of life (and looking at your computers and smartphones) it is likely that at least one vertebra in your back is out of place. And even though it may be hard to believe that your spine has anything to do with your sinus headache, in fact they are directly related!

With displaced vertebrae blocking the energy flow through your spine, your immune system can’t function properly and your sinus issues can flourish without impediment. Getting a chiropractic adjustment will remove the blockages that affect your immune system, helping you to fight your sinus problems without putting your body through the ringer with antibiotics.

Antihistamines

There is a laundry list of side effects associated with antihistamine use. But I have an even bigger issue with antihistamines than their lousy side effects: if your body’s immune system was working properly, antihistamines wouldn’t even be necessary. So why take a mere symptom reliever that only encourages you to ignore the what is really going on in your body? Your sinus headache is a sign of something going on—not a trigger to get you to take more meds. If you leave immune system deficiencies uncared for then your risk other preventable diseases that might warrant far more than a pill to remedy.

Pain Management Meds

no-pills.271144542_stdThe magical pill concoction for dealing with a sinus headache usually includes Ibuprofen or some other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAI) drug. Whether taking them on their own, in conjunction with an above-mentioned medication or as a part of a sort of super pill, they are very dangerous. Inflammation is your body’s way of telling you that something is going on, not its request for an Advil. I understand that pain is difficult, but it is much safer to heal your pain at the source. The long-term side effects of NASIs include damage to your stomach lining, headaches, and harm to your kidneys.

Here’s The Takeaway:

With all of that in mind, my three easy steps to natural sinus pain to reach are:

1. Ditch the over the counter remedies and look for natural solutions
2. Get a humidifier and plenty of rest
3.Come and see us for long-term relief and preventive health solutions!

Holistic, Healthy, and Natural Chiropractic

When it comes to a sinus headache you want relief, but you also want to stop getting them in general. We want it gone, and we want it gone right now. Often, the ease of making the pain go away immediately via over the counter medications prevents people from discovering the root of their pain. Not knowing the root not only means that your uncomfortable feelings of pain will persist, it also means that you don’t know everything that is being affected by whatever is at the core of your pain.

As chiropractors, we want to provide relief, but we also want to discover what is happening in your body and prevent your condition from worsening. Your central nervous system runs through your spine, and any misalignment in your spine everything in your body—right down to your sinus problems! Through addressing your health with a holistic approach we can identify both the root cause of your symptoms and contribute to your total and lasting wellness.

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Jennifer Senette
jsenette@gmail.com