The team at Balanced Body Chiropractic are experienced in treating facial and sinus pain. Chiropractic technique is able to address the symptoms of nerve pain, sinus pain and discomfort due to teeth grinding, muscular tension or nerve damage. Facial pain often presents with headaches, after a sinus, ear, nose or eye infection and may even be debilitating enough to interfere with vision.
Pain in the Sinuses, Head and FaceThe cause of facial pain may be due to nerve damage following shingles, sinus infections, dental procedures or trauma. Subluxations in the neck may also contribute to headaches and referred nerve pain in the head and face. Such pain may be experienced on only one side of the face or head, or in multiple locations. The many and varied causes can include:
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Trauma or injury
- Emotional stress and tension
- Grinding teeth (Bruxism)
- Vitamin deficiency
- Poor posture and sleeping habits
- Can be due to medication side-effects
The Trigeminal Nerve is responsible for feeling and sensation on the skin of the face. It also transmits pain signals, should our sinuses or eyes become infected. Damage to the trigeminal nerve, poor blood supply or compression of this nerve can create intense pain signals over one side of the face. Causes of trigeminal neuralgia include the Shingles virus (Herpes Zoster), degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis or a reduction in the blood supply to the nerve.
Chiropractic for Head & Face Pain
Balanced Body Chiropractic aims locate the cause of your facial and head pain as well as address the symptoms of pain and discomfort. Using targeted adjustment techniques to the joints in the neck and the tissues of the face, local and spinal nerve function may be optimised to facilitate calm nerve function and a reduction in pain. These techniques may also be helpful in patients where medication is not deemed appropriate by their general practitioner or specialist.