You press on your cheeks and there’s pain.
The pain comes from an inflammation in your sinuses. In addition, you also have the headache that usually accompanies the sinus congestion.
Sometimes the symptoms of a migraine and a sinus headache can be confused, however, sensitivity to light, sound and nausea generally only accompany migraines.
Symptoms of a Sinus Headache
The symptoms of a sinus headache may include:
1. Pressure and pain in the areas of the forehead, eyes and cheeks
2. Nasal congestion and stuffiness
3. A yellow or green discharge from the nose
4. Extreme tiredness
5. Chills and fever
6. Swelling in the face
Natural remedies that may alleviate some of these symptoms include using a nasal saline (salt) rinse or spray, breathing moist air to help drain nasal passages, avoiding cigarette smoke and drinking plenty of water.
A visit to one of our chiropractic clinics may also help. Restored nerve communications to the head and neck can often help reduce sinus pressure and improve sinus drainage. It is a safe and natural alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medications that may leave you feeling fuzzy-headed and tired, or that may produce additional side effects that only address symptoms, rather than the cause of your discomfort.
To learn more about the many benefits of chiropractic care for sinus headaches, please call us at (513) 561-2273 or schedule an appointment via our website at any time.