It is allergy season again and the chance of you waking up with a pounding headache is pretty high. No one enjoys experiencing a sinus headache but they are a very common occurrence. There are several different types of headaches and sinus headaches are considered a secondary type. This means that the head pain experienced is caused by another condition. In the case of a sinus headache, the previous condition is usually a sinus infection or congestion.
Symptoms of A Sinus Headache
The sinuses in your head can be found in the area that spans from your forehead, down to your nose, and outward through your cheeks. They are passages that are usually filled with air and have the purpose of moving mucous out of your body when you are sick, and moving air throughout your nasal passages when you are healthy. When these passages are obstructed from mucous that can become trapped, it can create a scenario where bacteria and viruses can create an infection. This is where sinus infections begin, and your day can quickly be ruined.
Symptoms of a sinus headache can include and might happen in addition with the following:
- Yellow or green mucous discharge
- Intense fatigue
- Heavy pressure on your face and head that intensifies when you bend over
- Sounds seem muted and your ears feel full
- Symptoms that are similar to the stuffy, fever, sore throat feelings that are experienced during a cold
If your symptoms seem to be worse in the morning you are not alone! Sinus headaches may appear worse in the morning because the mucous produced has pooled and collected while you were sleeping and has not had a chance to move and dislodge from its place of rest. The pressure is somewhat relieved as you move throughout your day. They can also get worse if you move from a warm area to a cold area or if you repeatedly bend over or lay down. These symptoms are similar to those that occur during a migraine and are often confused with one another. Migraines, in contrast, have more intense symptoms also that may include vomiting, sensitivity to sound and light, or nausea which are not present during a sinus headache.
Although the pressure that occurs during a sinus headache seems to be the worst part to suffer through, the problem that needs attention is really the infection that caused the pressure. For you to be able to find relief for your sinus headache it is necessary to treat the infection in your nasal passages. Some people go to the doctors to get medication in the form of nasal sprays or antibiotics to treat the infection. You may also try pain reliever or over the counter decongestant medication to get relief faster. If you treat and clear up the infection that exists, it is thought that you will cure the headache. This, however, is incorrect; for many people experience sinus pain, sinus headaches are a repetitive condition that never seems to go away.
Our Top Rated Chiropractors Can Relieve Your Head Pain
Have you ever wondered what caused your sinus infection in the first place? Is there another underlying problem that needs to be treated? Chiropractic care has proven to be effective in treating the symptoms of sinus headache and in addressing the underlying problem that cause the headache in the first place. Chiropractic care is an all-natural treatment that has been effective for millions around the world. Our Top Rated Chiropractors are trained to find any misalignments that may occur within your spine and make the appropriate adjustments. The spinal column is made up of nerves, blood vessels, bones, and discs that all work together to protect your nervous system and send messages from your brain to all the other parts of your body. If this message system is interfered with in any way your body cannot function properly and makes it more likely for you to catch and infection. These misalignments can happen as a result of falling, an accident, or from an injury you may experience. Most likely you won’t even notice a change when a misalignment occurs.
Contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up a consultation and discuss your symptoms. Our chiropractors will listen to your needs and perform a series of tests in order to locate the misalignments in your body. Then a treatment plan will be made out of a combination of nutrition, manual adjustments, and the use of technology to correct your spine. Chiropractors believe that they are working to help the body heal itself.
If you think that chiropractic care may be right in treating your sinus headaches contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today! Relief from your constant sinus headaches is possible.