Around 10% of adults in the U.S. experience headaches every month episodes per month, which means the sinus headaches Baton Rouge experiences are common. Around 5% of the population suffer from headaches that occur on over 180 days in a year.
There are multiple causes for headaches including injury, irritation, stress, and even poor posture.
What is a Sinus Headache?
A sinus headache is a kind of pain in the head that feels as if the patient has an infection in the sinus – this is known as sinusitis. Sinusitis causes a feeling of pressure around the eyes, the cheeks and the forehead, but other types of headache can cause a similar sensation. Migraines and tension headaches present similar symptoms.
Sinusitis is often accompanied by other symptoms including fever and a discharge of pus from the nose. Migraines do not have such symptoms and are recognized by pressure being felt in the forehead and in the face around the sinuses. There may be nasal congestion and a runny nose, but no pus discharge.
On the other hand, a tension headache may be a more likely culprit for your pain as tension headaches are the most common type of headache experienced. Pain of varying degrees from mild to severe can be felt in the head, neck, or even behind the eyes. It can feel as if a band has been wrapped tightly around your head.
Sinus Headaches Baton Rouge Treatment
Chiropractors treat patients suffering from headaches every day – a quarter of all chiropractic patients are looking for headache treatment.
As many patients are suffering from migraines and tension headaches, chiropractic treatment for such sinus headaches is extremely helpful. The cause of these headaches can often be issues with soft tissue in the head, face, or neck, or alternatively may be caused by other problems related to the neck.
This can be spinal misalignments, muscle problem, trapped and compressed nerves, all of which are treatable through chiropractic care. Treatments for these conditions are noninvasive and work on the root causes of the problems, rather than just masking the symptoms as pain medication may do.
To determine the appropriate course of treatment, we’ll discuss your medical history and perform a physical examination to determine where the pain is and what the cause of the issue is.
The treatments will target the area affected – if it is truly a sinus headache, the bones and mucous membranes that line the sinus cavities will be the target area, although treatment to other areas of the body may be recommended.
The Chiropractor to Treat Sinus Headaches Baton Rouge
Headaches of any kind can seriously affect your day to day activities, causing pain and distress that can be relieved by a skilled chiropractor.
We’ll help you recover from your headache and get back to your regular activity, treating the root cause to relieve the pain and make you well again. Our procedures are noninvasive and help you to feel better straight away.
Call (225) 766-2952 today and let us treat your sinus headache in Baton Rouge.