You know the pressure we are talking about. Sinus pressure feels like a bag of sand is sitting on your face and somehow your thoughts become foggy. Sinus problems are very uncomfortable feelings that have a negative effect on your day-to-day lifestyle. As adults, we struggle to manage the symptoms – imagine what our kiddos feel like.
Here is everything you need to know about what causes sinus pressure in kids and how to treat it.
What causes sinus pressure?
Sinus pressure occurs when membranes around nasal passages become inflamed or swollen. When nasal passages and their tissues become irritated, mucus can build up instead of draining normally. This build-up causes swelling and often causes pain and pressure in your sinuses. Your child could experience sinus pressure in their forehead, between their eyes, upper cheeks, or behind their eyes.
Inflammation in the sinuses can be caused by:
- Environmental irritants – In response to airborne pollutants, your sinuses could become inflamed and begin overproducing mucus creating that feeling of a swollen, stuffy nose.
- Common cold – The mucus buildup due to infections caused by bacteria or viruses can turn the common cold into a sinus infection.
- Sinus infection – Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, caused by allergies could cause sinus pressure and pain.
Can children also experience sinus pressure?
Yes! In fact, children have more of a problem with recurrent infections for several reasons. One is they have an amateur immune system. The opening of the sinuses is smaller, and the amount of swelling associated with an infection is about the same, so the openings close off more frequently, which leads to recurrent sinus infections.
The challenge is that kiddos can not always communicate that they are feeling sinus pressure and instead will show you they are uncomfortable with their behavior. It’s hard to watch your child suffer with a stuffed nose and facial pain when they have a cold or allergies and their sinuses are inflamed. Rather than waiting for this to result in painful health issues that damage their overall well-being, you should strive to seek a safe, natural solution. That’s where chiropractic care comes in.
How chiropractic care helps with Sinus pressure?
The nervous system controls absolutely everything in the body, including the health of the immune system. The immune system fights off viruses and bacteria to prevent illnesses, as well as helps us heal quickly from any damage that does occur. Poor communication within your child’s nervous system – as a result of spinal misalignments – leads to poor immune system health.
Pediatric chiropractic adjustments aim to reduce spinal misalignments, which increases communication between the brain and body! This repaired communication gives your child’s body the tools it needs to properly fight an infection when it appears.
From a preventative standpoint, we know that children who are regularly adjusted have more efficient draining within their sinuses, thus leaving less opportunity for mucus to settle to begin with.
At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we aim to help your child to have the best chance to optimize their health and well-being. We’re here to help them with their sinus problems.
As one of St. Petersburg’s and Orlando’s leading Pediatric chiropractors, we’re always striving to provide you and your kids with the best care and experience. If you are in the Tampa, St. Pete, or Orlando area and are looking for a chiropractor for your kid, contact us to schedule an appointment to see how we can help you and your family!