Irritation of the sinuses can cause pain throughout the head and face
When the sinuses become inflamed due to allergies or infection they can cause a great deal of pain and distress. Coughing, stuffiness, headache, facial pain, nausea and appetite loss are all symptoms of sinusitis. A Post-nasal drip can occur with sinusitis and may cause a chronic cough that is worse at night and prevents you from sleeping well.
Problems with other structures of the head and neck can amplify your sinus pain
Any other problems with the head and neck, such as tooth & jaw problems, heartburn and headaches can all exacerbate pain in the sinuses. Poor facial mechanics from injury or tooth extraction reduces fluid drainage and further aggravates the sinus inflammation.
What does treatment involve?
Treatment involves calming any tissues that are referring pain to the sinuses. The facial mechanics will be addressed and exercises given to improve fluid drainage, thus helping to relieve congestion and allow you to breathe more easily.