Our bodies are far more interdependent than you may realize. Chiropractic care is probably not the first thing you think of when you or a loved one struggles with chronic sinus or ear infections. Yet, at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, we have found that upper cervical care using the NUCCA technique can help naturally restore health for people suffering from many ailments, including sinus or ear infections.
Learn how our upper cervical chiropractor can help improve your body’s immune function to relieve sinus and ear infections.
How Do Chronic Ear and Sinus Infections Occur?
Sinus infection is a condition in which the sinus cavities fill with bacteria-filled mucus, leading to inflammation. A sinus infection can also cause fluid to become trapped behind the eardrum. If bacteria or viruses grow there, this can develop into an ear infection.
Your body’s immune system is a powerful tool that can often tackle minor sinus or ear infections without medical intervention. Once the immune system is compromised, however, your body cannot fight ordinary infections as effectively. A suppressed immune system can cause sinus and ear infections to become chronic conditions.
Symptoms of Sinus Infections
The main symptoms of sinus infection include:
- Pain or pressure between your eyes, behind your cheekbones and in your forehead
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Loss of smell
- Thick, green or yellow nasal discharge
- Bad breath
- Dental pain
What Is NUCCA?The standard treatment for sinus and ear infections continues to be antibiotics. However, patients suffering from chronic sinus infections who haven’t found relief from antibiotics may look for other ways rebuild their compromised immune systems. One such method is chiropractic care. Our chiropractor at UCC of New York uses the NUCCA technique to help treat sinus infection. NUCCA is an advanced spinal correction procedure developed by and named after the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. NUCCA focuses on a safe and painless system of spinal adjustments that correct spinal alignment and restore proper body balance. The goal is to allow the nervous system to function optimally to promote natural healing without antibiotics.
How NUCCA Can Help Sinus Infections
For your immune system to function normally, there must be coordinated communication between the brain and spinal cord. Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a division of your body’s nervous system responsible for organizing the functions of blood vessels, organs and glands. Cervical spine misalignment can cause the ANS to become irritated, impacting immune response and your body’s ability to fight infection, including sinus and ear infections.
When you come to UCC of New York, we use advanced imaging and nervous system scans to locate any misalignment or possible irritation in the upper neck. If misalignment impacts ANS function, our upper cervical chiropractor makes specific, gentle adjustments by hand to ensure proper alignment in the neck. Once your adjustment is complete, follow-up scans and imaging studies confirm that your spinal correction was successful.
Contact UCC of New York Chiropractor for Sinus Infection Relief
Located in White Plains, NY, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York is proud to provide compassionate care to our patients. Our chiropractor would be happy to discuss how NUCCA can be used to treat your chronic sinus and ear infections. Contact us today to learn more, and let the healing begin.
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