Sinusitis Treatment in Los Angeles-Upper Cervical Blair Care
Sinusitis is downright awful. Swollen shut sinuses, postnasal drip, chronic runny noses are all miserable. Sinus problems affect every facet of one's life. According to the CDC, there are a plethora of people who suffer from sinus conditions in the United States. In the United States, the number of adults diagnosed with sinusitis is 28.5 million, or 12.1 percent of the US population.1
Sinus sufferers deal with runny noses, swelling, and fatigue, but they can also have headaches, cognitive fog, and disruptions in sleep. Sinus problems are a complete downer and interrupt the simplest activities that most people take for granted. In the next paragraphs, we will talk about what causes sinus problems, and then give you some common sense things you can do in your life to help your body heal through your sinus condition.
You cannot fix anything unless you know what causes it. Here is one of the most common causes of sinus problems. The upper cervical spine influences sinus function in a number of ways. First and foremost the sinus membrane is controlled by the Greater Petrosal Nerve (Greater petrosal nerve) which branches off of the 7th cranial nerve(facial).
When a person sustains a neck injury the top two vertebrae in the neck can misalign causing interference to the normal function of the nervous system, and thus disrupt normal sinus function. The leading theory on how this occurs is called dural tension. The dura is a sheath that overlies the spinal cord that is attached to the atlas (c-1 vertebra) by a ligament called the dentate ligament. When there is an injury to the upper cervical spine the atlas vertebra misaligns from its normal position.
This abnormal position then pulls on the dura mater covering the spinal cord distorting its normal shape and causes interference to the central nervous system. The distortion can affect the 7th cranial nerve nuclei which sits in the brainstem at the level of the atlas skull junction.
Over time there is a chain reaction of adaptations that occur through the structure of the spine that can lead to other problems that don’t seem connected to the neck. Sinusitis treatment in Los Angeles may be easier than you think.
How would you find out if your upper cervical spine is out of alignment? And what can you do if it is? The first step to finding out if your upper cervical spine is misaligned or not is to seek out a trained Upper Cervical Blair Chiropractor.
These doctors are trained to look at how the joints of the neck fit and whether or not they are misaligned from their normal position. If you are in the Los Angeles area our office has successfully helped hundreds of patients with sinus related problems. Our office offers a free consultation where a battery of tests is run to determine if you have spinal cord pressure or not.
If you live out of the area you can locate an Upper Cervical Blair Doctor at www.blairchiropractic.com. We hope that this blog has helped to provide you with information that can change your life. We always close by saying, "nature needs no help just no interference."
Don't settle for symptom treatment. Look underneath the veneer and demand to find out what CAUSES your problem. You cannot truly heal from anything unless you can remove the cause and allow your body to heal itself. Until next time we wish you health.