Sinus Headache treatment in Virginia Beach!
Fall and winter are the seasons when sinus infections and headaches become more prominent. Cold dry air and increased airborne, bacteria, viruses, pollen and molds cause the sinus to become irritated and then infected. When this happens the sinuses swell up and the pain and pressure build up in the cheeks and often radiate to the jaw. This pain can very from a dull ache to severe gnawing pain. This type of headache is frequently misdiagnosed as a migraine. These headaches often accompany a cold or flu.
Sinus headaches are generally more severe in the mourning. Head position can make these headaches worse particularly leaning forward. Chewing food, coughing or straining at the stool (#2) can also aggravate this condition. These headaches can be on and off or constant daily in duration. Other symptoms that go with a sinus headache are stuffed up nose, pressure in the face, and postnasal drip with sore throat.
The goal of treatment is of coarse headache relief followed by modification of diet and activities directed to prevent future recurrence and to restore full normal daily activities. The normal treatment regiment is to avoid allergens, correct any cervical dysfunction, and use a vaporizer and hot compresses to clear the sinuses. We must also try to avoid second hand cigarette smoke and use a quality air filter when possible.
There are a multitude of herbal remedies that can be extremely effective when used in combination, without the common side effects that come with over-the-counter medications. The most effective herbs are; Ginger, Licorice, Turmeric, Fever few, Bromelain and mixed citrus bioflavanoids. These often come in a single product such as BioAllergy (Biogenesis Inc.) For more information call New Life Chiropractic in Virginia Beach. 757-222-0910