Yes, it does. But with that said, let me tell you why.
Sinusitis causes inflammation of the tissues surrounding the sinuses, which are eight hollow cavities in the skull.
Sinuses are located in the cheekbones, in the forehead, between the eyes, and behind the nasal cavity.
Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year.
The most common form of sinusitis, acute sinusitis, occurs when fluid blocks the tissues lining the sinuses and often leads to a bacterial infection. Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose and headache, accompany acute sinusitis and last for a maximum of four weeks.
Treatments for acute sinusitis can include decongestants and nasal sprays.
Who Gets Sinusitis?
Sinusitis can affect individuals of any age, yet it most commonly occurs in individuals who are 18 to 45 years old. Individuals have a higher risk of developing sinusitis if they have nasal mucous membrane swelling, drainage duct blockage, narrow drainage ducts due to structural abnormalities, nasal polyps, or conditions that increase the risk of infection, such as immune deficiencies.
Children also have a possibility of developing sinusitis if they are exposed to allergens, illnesses from other children, pacifiers, or a smoking environment.
The most common contributing factors of sinusitis in adults are bacterial infections and smoking.
While acute sinusitis symptoms dissipate after four weeks, individuals who suffer from chronic sinusitis may suffer from symptoms for eight weeks or longer.
Symptoms often include facial congestion, nasal blockages, pus, fever, and nasal discharge.
If you seek treatment for these symptoms, your medical doctor may perform a nasal endoscope. This procedure involves your physician inserting a tube-like instrument into your nose to observe your sinus passages which can be very uncomfortable.
While sinusitis may be uncomfortable, one of the best things you can do is get adjusted, because delayed treatment could lead to severe pain, and it could cause meningitis in some cases. Call the office today and make sure any interference in your nervous system is removed so the body can do what it does best. Heal itself.