Sinusitis

Sinusitis Treatment NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

Sinusitis Treatment NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

NYC Sinusitis Treatments Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

Is there anything more uncomfortable than a sinus infection? The sinus headaches that accompany a sinus infection, the sinus pain and pressure, and the achiness that accompanies sinuses draining, all make for a miserable experience.

What causes this horrible condition? First we must examine what the sinus is to make sense of the process our bodies go through when fighting sinus discomfort.
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What is Sinusitis? NYC Sinusitis Treatments Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

What is Sinusitis? Also know As Rhinosinusitis

Each person has two sinus cavities, located in the face, behind the cheekbones and the eyes. These sinus cavities are empty spaces which are covered by a special, protective coating that serves an important function within the body. This coating is what is called a "mucous membrane." It is made of soft, wet tissue covered by a layer of mucous. This membrane is covered with millions of tiny hair-like structures called "cilia."

These cilia work by waving back-and-forth, trapping and moving any dust, pollen, or germs out of the sinuses and into the stomach by way of the back of your throat. This function is what prevents bacteria from entering the body as you breathe through your nose.

Your sinuses play an important and vital role in your health. In addition to keeping the body healthy, the sinuses also reduce the weight of your skull, making it easier for your neck to support the head. They also give tone to your voice, which explains why your voice sounds different when you become "stopped up."
Symptoms of Sinus Infections

A sinus infection, also called sinusitis, refers to any type of inflammation of the sinuses and the sinus cavities. It can also refer to an infection located within the nasal passages. Symptoms of sinus infection can include:
  • Sinus pain or pressure located within the cavities and within the forehead. This pain may intensify if you suddenly bend or move your head or neck.
  • Sinus drainage, which may drain out of your nose or down the back of your throat. This drainage can range in color from clear to yellow-green. In some cases, it may even contain residual blood.
  • Upset stomach can occur from swallowing the drainage.
  • Sore throat caused from an irritation of the sinuses draining down the back of your throat. You may also experience a sore throat because when you are stopped up it is difficult to breathe through your nose and you have to resort to breathing through your mouth, especially while sleeping.
  • Earaches can also be a symptom of a sinus infection. Often, the sinus infection can spread and block your inner ear.
Another symptom of sinus infections can be bad breath. Bacteria and germs are contained within the drainage that exits down the back of your throat. This can lead to foul-smelling breath. Chronic fatigue is also a symptom of a sinus infection. Because you are not breathing well and because you are in pain, you become tired and run-down feeling.

For many people, fatigue is the worst symptom of sinusitis. A sinus infection accounts for most absences from work. It is estimated that if all the absences from work due to people suffering from a sinus infection were added together, it would amount to over four months of work being lost each year.

Causes of Sinus Infections

Sinus infections are commonly caused by an upper-respiratory infection. Allergens and air-borne bacteria are also common causes of sinus infections. Upper-respiratory infections are generally viral in nature and cause damage to the mucous membrane and the cilia, which are designed to protect the sinus cavities. Due to the damage sustained, the mucous membrane, in an effort to heal itself, often swells and thickens.

This swelling leads to an obstruction of the sinus passages and allows bacteria and irritants to become trapped within the nasal passages and within the sinus cavities. Hay fever, influenza, also known as "the flu," and the common cold can also lead to inflammation of the mucous membranes and cause a sinus infection.

Fungal infections, such as that caused by black mold, which can hide within the walls of an office building or home, can lead to sinus infections. Taking a prescribed antibiotic can also lead to a fungal infection of the sinus cavities.

People who suffer from GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, may also find themselves suffering from an extraordinary amount of sinus infections. This is because in severe cases of GERD, the acid can actually back so far into the throat that it backs into the sinus cavities, causing an inflammation of the mucous membranes.
Contact Holistic Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Minond, For A Free Consultation on Natural Remedies for Sinusitis in Manhattan

Contact Holistic Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Minond, For A Free Consultation on Natural Remedies for Sinusitis in Manhattan

While many mainstream doctors treat sinus infections with a combination of OTC medications designed to reduce inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the sinus passages, along with antibiotics designed to rid the body of infection, they may be making the situation worse.

Antibiotics frequently cause yeast infections, which are fungal infections. Rather than treating the sinus infection, they are actually making the situation much worse.

My goal is to relieve and cure your sinus infection naturally. Using a holistic, whole-body approach, we can prescribe methods of sinus treatments that actually cure your problem. Please contact me and I would be happy to sit down with you and provide a consultation and long term solution for your sinus pain.

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