Chiropractic care does more than just help with back and neck pain. Chiropractic care helps with the elimination system as well, including nasal congestion.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy her, the Vancouver chiropractor.
Today I want to talk about nasal congestion.
Some people go “So, what are you going to do, crack my nose? What, are you going to break it?” The answer is no, we are not going to do that.
Let me tell you a little bit about me. When I was in high school, all through junior high, high school, college, even chiropractic school, I had really bad nasal congestion, allergies, sinus problems. I mean, so bad that I would get these really bad headaches, my nose would not stop leaking, and I had to blow my nose a tremendous amount of times. The only way it would calm down was to take some pills and go lay in a quiet room for a couple of hours, take a nap. I would wake up and I would be ok for a while. But it kept going on and on and on, year after year. I didn’t know what to do.
It wasn’t until I got into chiropractic school and I started getting adjusted regularly, that it helped clear up my sinus problems. And you are asking “How does chiropractic work on the sinus problem?” Well, a couple of things. One thing you have to understand is chiropractic works with the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that come off. This is the elimination system.
So many people now, with processed foods, chemicals that they put in they body. They put it in through their mouth and it has to go out some way. The body wants to eliminate. So, if it’s not going to eliminate through the colon or the kidney or the bladder or the skin, it will come out through the sinuses. So, you will get nasal congestion, you’ll get lung congestion.
How does chiropractic help with this? Well, in my case, I had an upper neck misalignment. It was interfering in altering the messages that were controlling the health of my mucous and sinus membranes. And so I was getting massive congestion, massive symptoms from those issues. It wasn’t until I started getting this area-adjusted that my nasal congestion, my sinus problem cleared up. I also found a great medicine, let’s call it a natural medicine called Psyllium Husks.
And so a lot of people think “I have regular bowel movements.” But Cillian just helps keep things moving steadily so that if you have protein and carbs together, it’s not sitting in your intestines for eight hours. It helps move through the intestinal tract so you eliminate those toxins. Because if the toxins aren’t coming out, your digestive tract, your elimination system regularly, it’s going to come out somewhere. It’s going to come out your skin, it’s going to come out your sinuses.
So, chiropractic, the philosophy of healing, has really helped me understand how we’ve been able to help a lot of patients with sinus with sinus and nasal congestion issues over the years.
If you are suffering, call our office (360) 260-6903. We’ll do a free consultation with you to see if chiropractic is right for your issue.
This is Dr. Troy, in Vancouver Washington!
More Information On Nasal Congestion
Nasal congestion is a broad term that covers a number of different conditions. It could mean you are suffering from a cold, a sinus infection, or an allergy flare up. The sinuses themselves are eight hollow cavities located in the cheekbone, forehead, between the eyes, and behind the nasal cavity. While annoying and uncomfortable, for most people, nasal congestion is an occasional occurrence that will clear up after a few days.
For some people, however, nasal congestion is a chronic problem. And the fact is that most of the remedies on the market are simply addressing the symptoms, rather than the underlying cause.
What are the Causes of Nasal Congestion?
Nasal congestion can have many different causes. If you are suffering a number of cold-like symptoms, such as a headache, a runny nose, or nausea, it could be that you have a bacterial infection or the flu. Nasal Congestion is also more common in the spring, when many people have bouts of hay fever and other allergies.
But as we learn more about the way the different parts of the body interact with each other, it’s become more apparent that misalignments in your neck and spine can have a big effect on your paranasal sinuses. This can lead to an increased risk of infection, a build up of mucous, and severe and reoccurring headaches. So while it may not seem obvious that back and spine problems can affect your sinuses, any kind of spinal misalignment can lead to a cascade of problems throughout the body.
Nasal Congestion Analysis and Treatment
While it doesn’t take a doctor to diagnose nasal congestion, understanding the underlying cause can be much more challenging. This becomes especially important when you are suffering a chronic condition. You will likely get all kinds of advice, including natural home remedies that will have varying chances of actually working. These remedies include a humidifier, decongestants, a hot shower, and anti-histamines.
Chiropractic Care for Nasal Congestion
The good news about visiting a chiropractor and exploring treatments for a misaligned spine or neck is that not only will it help with your nasal congestion, but could have a positive effect on many other ailments as well, including headaches, back pain, fatigue, and more. Your chiropractor will give you a comprehensive exam to get an overview of your overall health with an eye on any possible structural problems that could be contributing to your sinus problems.
This information will indicate what possible treatments will be likely to be most effective. In addition to spinal adjustments, a long-term cure may involve regular sessions that focus on micro adjustments of the facial bones. The goal is to stimulate proper drainage of the sinus cavities and will hopefully address the root cause of your condition.
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic nasal congestion, it may be time to visit a chiropractor to take a look at more treatment options. Zenapatic Chiropractic is fully committed to helping our patients lead a more comfortable and pain free life. Schedule a free consultation to learn what we can do for your nasal congestion problems and start down the path to improved wellness.