Relieving Sinus Headaches

There are times when your headaches or neck pains have nothing to do with your neck or back muscles. Such pain can also be a symptom of a congestion in your sinuses. Many people will experience sinus problems as part of a seasonal allergy, but they can also be caused by other impurities in the air that might cause your sinus tissues to become inflamed. In order to relieve yourself of your sinus problems, our chiropractic in Edmonds recommends the following simple remedies:

  • Use a Humidifier: Dry air is irritating to your sinuses. By breathing the moist air caused by a humidifier, you can reduce the congestion that is causing you pain.
  • Avoid Smoke: The world is full of harsh fumes that are not kind to your sinuses. Try to stay away from cigarette smoke, paint fumes, hair spray, perfumes, and other such substances. If you need to clean your house, look for unscented cleaning products that don’t spread harsh airborne chemicals.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking more water serves to thin out the mucus in your sinuses. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Avoid Allergy Triggers: If your sinus problems seem to be seasonal, you probably have an allergy. Try to identify the specific trigger, and avoid it when you can.