Research reveals that there is a definite connection between constant tiredness, chronic pain, and sinus problems. The study was done at Georgetown University Medical Center and involved 297 patients. Patients dealing with fatigue made Up 22% of the group, 11% were suffering from constant pain, and those that experienced both totaled 9%. What was noted was an unusual connection between patients that had chronic pain or fatigue – sinus problems. Sinus problems were many times more prevalent in patients with unexplained fatigue and pain than in the control group. So, what does this indicate?
Sinus Problems Caused by a Misalignment in the Neck
We must take a minute to recognize that, many times, sinus problems can be caused by a misalignment in the upper neck, specifically the top two bones of the vertebrae. Even a tiny misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter can cause major issues. Sometimes these misalignments are caused by a trauma that occurred to the head or neck. This breaks down tissue that connects the bones in your neck and keeps your spine in place. When this connective tissue is weak, it causes your spine to lock in a stressed position. The weight of the vertebrae then pull down on the muscles and affect the positioning of the bones. Especially susceptible are the bones in the upper neck. This affects the function of the brainstem, the flow of fluids to the brain, and oxygen flow resulting in a number of health issues, including problems with the sinuses.
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A Natural Solution
If the sinuses are affected by a misalignment in the neck, the study discussed earlier shows this can lead to chronic pain and fatigue. By seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor, like Dr. Scott Hanson of Brooks Spinal Care in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a person can begin to get this misalignment corrected. Dr. Hanson is specially trained in detecting and correcting problems in the upper neck area. Once the body is back to fully functioning properly, it can begin to heal. This may lead to less pain and fatigue as well as fewer sinus problems.
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