Sinus Infections and Chiropractic Treatment

Each year, more than three million Americans experience sinus infections, or sinusitis. Caused by inflammation or an infection in the sinuses, sinusitis causes a wide range of symptoms including pain in the face, forehead or sinus area, headaches, yellow-green nasal discharge, cough, through irritation, fever and fatigue. When you are suffering from one of these infections, your first thought probably isn’t scheduling an appointment with your chiropractor. However, chiropractic care could be the key to preventing these annoying and often painful infections.

Preventing Illnesses with Chiropractic

In the United States, healthcare often focuses on treating illnesses rather than preventing them. Chiropractic is different. Chiropractors work to help patients maintain wellness rather than treating illnesses, like sinus infections. People who suffer from chronic sinus infections may be able to avoid future infections by seeking chiropractic treatment.

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How Chiropractic Treatment Boosts Immunity

Subluxations are misalignments of the spinal vertebrae that create irritation or pressure on nerve and potentially disrupt normal functioning of the nervous system. During chiropractic treatment, the doctor treats subluxations to improve the overall function of the nervous system.

Your nervous system and immune system work hand in hand.  They are connected by the adrenal glands, and research indicates that the brain may send messages directly through the nervous system to the immune system. By removing subluxations with spinal corrections, the brain, the nervous system and the immune system are able to communicate and work together more optimally.

Sinus infections commonly develop in people whose immune systems do not function like they should. By seeking chiropractic treatment, it is often possible to improve immune system function and avoid sinus infections.

Chiropractor in Denver

If you need a chiropractor in Denver, contact Denver South Chiropractic. We offer free consultations and would be more than happy to develop a chiropractic treatment plan to help boost your immunity and improve your overall health and well-being. Contact us today by calling 303-757-7272.