The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says that approximately 13 percent of people 18 and older in America have sinusitis. This is a condition that is triggered by allergies and is one of the many problems suffered by the 50 million allergy sufferers in the United States. If you are looking for help with your allergies or sinus allergies in Hopewell Junction NY, you may want to consider seeking assistance from a chiropractor. Chiropractic care at American Wellness Care can help experience sinus allergy relief with just a few simple adjustments.
The Pain of Sinus Allergies
Allergies happen when the body becomes so sensitive to a substance that it treats the substance as toxic. Sinus allergies are often caused by things like pollen, mold, and pet dander, though there are many more potential causes. The result is often a prolonged headache season and stuffy or runny noses. Sneezing and scratching throats are also common symptoms of sinus allergies.
There are 8 hollow spaces in your forehead that are called sinuses. You also have them in your temples and cheeks. When you feel healthy, these sinuses are open, and their mucus layers filter out dust and pollutants. When you are sick, these mucus layers become inflamed. This is when you start to feel the pressure and pain of sinus infections or sinus allergies. A cough compounded with this will only cause more pressure and pain.
Chiropractic Care and Adjustments for Sinus Allergies
Our chiropractor can perform some simple adjustments to relieve pressure in your sinuses. The thoracic part of your spine carries tension from your sinuses that can be released through chiropractic care. We also do work using percussion to loosen the mucus in your sinuses and relieve some of the congestion that you are feeling. Many patients with cystic fibrosis visit chiropractors to relieve some of the phlegm that builds up. This also works for those who are experiencing sinus allergies. Some randomized controlled studies indicated that there was improved quality of life and relief of symptoms when chiropractic care was introduced to help with allergy symptoms.
Chiropractor in Hopewell Junction, NY
If you are struggling with sinus allergies or congestion, the chiropractic professionals at American Wellness Care in Hopewell Junction, NY are ready to assist you. For more information on how we relieve sinus allergies through chiropractic adjustments or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (845) 221-1201.