People all over the world regularly deal with both chronic and acute sinus and allergy issues, which can make life a lot tougher. If you're tired of feeling stuffed up and dealing with headaches, an Irvine chiropractor can help you find pain relief.
What Causes Sinus and Allergy Issues?
Sinus and allergy problems are difficult because they can have several causes and can be easily confused with other health issues. This is especially true with sinus issues that aren't related to allergies. Some of the most common allergens include pollen, mold, dust, and pet dander.
When it comes to sinus problems, there are more causes to consider. Sometimes, sinus pain and stuffiness is a result of allergies, but it could also be caused by getting too much dirt and dust in your nose while cleaning. One of the most common causes of sinus pain in people without allergies is smoking.
Sinus and Allergy Issue Symptoms
It's important that you know what kind of symptoms to look for when you have sinus and allergy issues. Your sinuses run throughout your cheeks, nose, and forehead area, which means your symptoms can vary quite a bit based on where your sinus problem originated. Here are some of the most common symptoms of allergies and sinus problems:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Pain or pressure in face
- Post-nasal drip
- Sore throat
- Bad breath
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if you experience them for a long period of time, you may have a sinus infection or allergy that's causing you trouble.
Treating Sinus and Allergy Problems
Most people treat allergy problems by taking an over-the-counter medication, but there are two problems with that. Not only can OTC allergy meds make you drowsy, but they're also not very effective for a lot of people. Chiropractic care releases pressure throughout your body through spinal adjustments, which means you get relief from the pressure and the pain. Even better, relieving that pressure can help drain some of the mucus that may be clogging up your sinuses, which can help with the treatment process.
Get Relief Today
Whether you suffer from allergies each spring or are simply dealing with temporary sinus pressure and pain, an Irvine chiropractor can help you find the relief you need. Regular adjustments help reduce pressure, which in turn makes it easier to recover from and deal with allergies and sinus problems. If you're tired of dealing with pain and pressure, call Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.