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Sinusitis Resolution when there is no other solution 

What Is Sinusitis?

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Inflammation of the tissues lining the sinuses is called sinusitis. Infections with viruses or bacteria or allergies cause the majority of cases of sinusitis. Sinusitis may start as a cold and escalate to sinus.

 Sinus Symptoms include

  • Pressure and pain in the sinuses (in different areas of the face or behind the eyes) are the main symptoms of sinusitis.
  • Pain in the forehead or between the eyes
  • Fullness in the mid-face
  • Stuffy nose and congestion

Current Management

managing sinus

  • Combinations of oral medications and nasal anti-inflammatories
  • Chronic Sinusitis Treatment Still a Puzzle
  • Chronic sinusitis is often difficult to treat
  • Long-term medications or even surgery may be necessary to control and treat symptoms.

Why seek out all options 

Sinusitis can become bad enough to cause serious medical complications. Infections can spread around the eye, into the middle ear, and even around the brain (meningitis).

Prevention it in some cases:

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  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid dry environments
  • Use a humidifier when needed
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Seek treatment for chronic allergies that can trigger sinus inflammation

 Current Statistics, Effecicy and research

Why Osteo direct treatment is effective for acute sinusitis
Neurology, physiology and anatomical structures are directly treated with dry needling and musculoskeletal manipulation to regulate and interrupt neuropathic pathways that stimulate pain, inflammation and increase nasal mucosa and consequential congestion.The overriding benefit of this treatment is that not only does it work but it does not require medication or surgical intervention.

Treatment Method

treating sinusitis with dry needling

Dry Needling is applied to the inferior forehead, specifically the eyebrow region and the supraorbital aspect of the frontal bone. The forehead, anterior scalpis,, upper eyelid, eyebrow, supraorbital regions, the sphenoid, ethmoid, orbital contents, nasal sinus cavities and upper part of the nose are innovated by the supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves. These nerves are branches of the opthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve and connected to the nasociliary nerve which supplies the mucosal membrane of the nasal cavity. This is relevant to treatment because treatment because the branches of the trigemntal nerve, specifically the supratochlear and supraorbital nerve are contected to nasociliary nerve. In treating the trigemninal nerve sensations including touch, pressure and temperature in the nose can be regulated. Furthermore treatment impacts the nasocillary nerve found in the nasal cavity and mucosa, specifically, the parasympathetic nervous system. This intern effectively regulates secretions of mucus from nasal glands. Other nerves effected by treatment of the nasal cavity influence the dilation of blood vessels, nasal secretions, inflammation and interactions between nerves and the mast cells which mediate allergic responses. Therefore using osteo treatment to interrupt the synaptic activity of ophthalmic nerve and its connecting pathways from the supraorbital regions to the nasal cavities has been extremently effective in not only blocking pain but also ceasing inflammation of the nasal mucosa. Consequently the congestion deflates and resolves, intranasal cavity pressure reduces and the sinuses regulates.

ramsgate osteo treating sinustreating sinusitis with dry needling

The ptergopalatine gangiion in the pterygopalaine fossa is also manipulated during osteotreatment of sinusitis because of its direct innervation via para sympathetic fibres to the lacrimal glands and mucosal glands of the nasal, pharynx and oral cavity. This nerve has a secretomotor function and by inhibiting its innervation prevents secretions and explains why after treatment many patients experience a feeling of drainage down the back of their throat.