Researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center did a study that uncovered a connection between extreme fatigue and sinus problems. The study assessed 297 patients with a variety of medical concerns.
The compelling thing about this study was that it revealed an important link between patients with chronic pain or fatigue and sinus problems. Sinus problems were common in subjects with fatigue and pain than those in the control group. What could be the reason behind it?
Researchers recognized that sinus problems are usually due to a misalignment of the C1 or C2 vertebra (atlas and axis) of the upper cervical spine. Even a misalignment as small as a ¼ of a millimeter can have a significant impact on the whole body.
Misalignments can be a result of a car accident, sports injury, or mild blow to the neck or head. When the connective tissue in the neck endures damage, the spine suffers from stress. As a result, the position of the bones shift.
Both the C1 and C2 vertebrae, the topmost bones in the neck, are prone to misaligning. The subluxation of either bone affects the brainstem as they are within the same area. It results in many unpleasant outcomes such as reduced oxygen reaching the brain, limited flow of cerebrospinal fluid, and sinus problems.
As revealed in the study above, upper cervical misalignments do not only affect the sinuses, but it can also lead to chronic fatigue and pain.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care located in Redwood City, California, we help patients realign these misaligned bones by adjusting them with gentleness and precision. Once they are back in correct alignment, the body can recover from the damage, and patients can experience reduction or resolution of their chronic fatigue, sinus problems, and pain.Call us at (650) 595-0500 or send us a message if you want to begin your upper cervical chiropractic care.