The Best Treatments for Sinus Pain

The Best Treatments for Sinus Pain

Sinus pain can be incredibly uncomfortable - after all, who wants to breathe out of their mouth all the time? Luckily, there are ways you can be relieved of your sinus pain as long as you’re willing to try some methods you might not have previously considered.

Congestion in your nose and sinuses can come from many different causes including allergies, colds and flus, and sometimes if the airways in these passages are too small you can be extra prone to concerns. When the membranes of your nose and sinuses get inflamed, they create mucous to flush out the irritation and this is what causes a runny nose, post-nasal drip, blockage, and so on.

Along with sinus pain you may also experience pressure in your ears, headaches, toothaches, coughing, bad breath and fever. Infection may occur as a side effect of congestion caused by other sources, because when the mucous becomes stagnant and is not relieved, it becomes a great spot for bacteria to grow. If you think you may have a sinus infection, you should see your doctor right away.

How can you relieve your sinus pain?

While it may seem like you need to dry up your membranes because of all the excess fluid, this might actually irritate them further. So try running a humidifier, taking a long, warm shower, or using a nasal spray or neti pot to keep the membranes moist and flushed out. Using extra pillows at night to stay a little elevated might help your sinuses drain better, and try to avoid smoking cigarettes and also swimming in chlorinated pools.

Your doctor may recommend any number of decongestants available on the market, and these may provide some temporary relief and even help you sleep. But to properly drain your nasal and sinus passages and reduce internal factors (such as allergic responses) for the long term, you might want to consider trying some natural health care.

Acupuncture is a tried and tested form of not only relieving the pressure of congestion, but also boosting your immune system and generally creating a more healthy state in your body. Chiropractic care, especially on your neck and upper back, may also provide some much needed relief as adjusting these vertebrae can help your nerves function better and thus create more balance in your head.

Osteopathy and massage therapy can also feel really good when you’re dealing with sinus pain, and physiotherapy can help assess and address postural issues that could be contributing.

If you’d like some more information, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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