A recent study revealed a connection between those suffering from chronic pain conditions, sinusitis, and problems such as chronic fatigue. The study was conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and included 297 people that fell into the following categories:
- Those with fatigue made up 22%
- Those with chronic pain made up 11%
- Those with both came in at 9%
Interestingly, sinus problems were seen in the majority of these people, especially in those with unexplained fatigue. Why is this significant?
The Underlying Cause of Sinus Problems
Sinus problems have been linked to a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine. In particular, a problem in the top two bones of the neck (C1 and C2) can be to blame as they can place undue stress on the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter can cause a number of serious health problems throughout the body. When the neck is misaligned due to previous trauma, such as a vehicle accident or a trip and fall, the connective tissue of the spine breaks down and locks the spine into a position of stress. The weight of the vertebrae pulls the muscles down and causes the entire spine to shift out of place. This leads to such problems as reduced fluid flow to the brain and sinus issues.
Finding Help for Sinus Issues and Chronic Fatigue
Both of these conditions can be improved by seeking the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we have been trained to find the misalignments of the upper neck, even if they are very tiny. We then employ a gentle and precise method to help them move back into place more naturally than popping or forcing them. Once corrected, patients report seeing sinus problems, chronic fatigue, and their overall health improve dramatically.
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