Sinus Problems Treated with Acupuncture in Monmouth County, New Jersey Chiropractic Office
Sinus problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. Usually, sinus problems (also known as sinusitis) begin with a simple cold or allergy episode that causes a swelling of the mucus membranes and an increase in the production of watery mucus. When this mucus changes color (from clear to green or yellow), a bacterial infection may be present. The mucus builds up, blocks the nasal passages, and leads to sinus headaches. Other common symptoms include fever, sore throat, stuffy nose, olfactory difficulties, and facial pressure.
Typical medical treatments include antibiotics and, in some cases, sinus surgery. Antibiotics are not an ideal solution because of unpleasant side effects (nausea or diarrhea, for example) and because they destroy both bad and good bacteria. This may cause a disruption in the natural flora in the body, leading to yeast infections and other conditions.