Sinusitis causes inflammation and swelling within the tissues lining the sinuses. The sinuses include the hollow spaces surrounded by bones between the eyes, behind the cheekbones and in the forehead. Sinuses are meant to make mucus to keep the area moist and protect against allergens, dust and pollutants. Acute sinusitis interferes with drainage and causes the mucus to build up. Healthy sinuses are filled with air.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

  • Thick, yellow or green mucus that runs down the back of the throat or from the nose
  • Congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Pain or pressure around the eyes, nose, cheeks and forehead
  • Loss of smell
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Dental pain
  • Fatigue

Causes of Sinusitis

  • The common cold
    • Allergies or allergic rhinitis
    • Nasal polyps
    • A deviated septum (a shift in the nasal cavity)
    • Certain medical conditions (cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, immune system disorders)
    • Exposure to smoke

Treatment for Sinusitis

  • Nasal insufflation ozone therapy
  • Saline nasal spray (not recommended for more than 3 days)
  • Nasal corticosteroids (not recommended for long term use)
  • Decongestants (not recommended for more than 3 days)
  • Allergy medications
  • Antibiotics (only effective on bacterial sinusitis)
  • Warm compressions
  • Stay hydrated

One study consisting of 102 patients with chronic frontal sinusitis received 5-7 ozone therapy treatments, alongside a control group of 30 patients who were treated conventionally. Of the 102 patients who received ozone therapy 89% recovered more quickly (4.3 days earlier) than the 30 patients who were treated conventionally. Another study consisting of 39 patients experiencing chronic maxillary paranasal sinusitis who were treated with ozone therapy recovered 2-3 days earlier than the control group in this study. Showing accelerated improvement and high efficiency treatment for paranasal sinusitis using ozone therapy.

Ozone therapy has been shown to:

  • Kill viruses, bacteria and fungi, even those strains which have become resistant to pharmaceutical applications
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Increases anti-oxidants within the body
  • Stimulates cellular energy
  • Relieves fever
  • Increase white blood cell count

Many patients have reported experiencing immediate relief from nasal sinus symptoms such as, congestion, pain and allergies with the treatment of nasal insufflation ozone therapy.

Give us a call today at Alta Mountain Chiropractic (801-523-2582) so we can help you start feeling better.

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