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About Sinus Infection/Sinusitis

Sinus Infection or Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus membranes that can be infectious (caused by a virus or bacteria) or non-infectious (often caused by allergies).

Sinus Infections Helped With Endonasal Cranial Adjusting - Dr Adam Fields

Paranasal Sinuses

The sinuses are hollow parts inside of some of the bones of the skull.  They help with voice resonance, lighten the skull and produce a special mucus that keeps the inside of the nose moist and protects it from dust, dirt, pollutants, and microbiological organisms.

Metaphorically, you might think of the sinuses like bathtubs with a drain. The sinuses produce mucous that needs to be drained regularly.  If the skull bones are tilted wrong, the sinus cavities cannot drain as well (or not at all) and microorganisms can get into the area and an infection can arise.  The insides of the sinuses are hollow and thus do not have a good blood supply to bring white blood cells to the area to fight the infection.  Even treating with antibiotics can be difficult because the infection may not be near the walls of the sinuses where the blood vessels are.  Not to mention, there are horrible side effects from antibiotic use.

Endonasal Cranial Adjusting does not kill the sinus infection. It allows your body to flush it out of the sinus cavity.

Endonasal Cranial Adjusting and sinus issues are a match made in heaven.  It would take more than the pages of this website to recount the volume of people helped in my office with acute and chronic infections.

One rate limiting factor to healing chronic sinusitis is when the infection is fungal in nature.  In this instance we must implement a strict dietary and supplement protocol in addition to Endonasal Cranial Adjusting.  Our nutrition coach, Ruthie, might be called on to assist in this instance.  Also see Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Nasal Blockage.

About Dr Adam Fields

Dr Adam Fields is a practicing chiropractor in the Bay Area in Northern California and helps people daily in his office with many challenges that can be helped by shockwave therapy from tendinopathies, arthritis, cartilage regeneration, post surgical scar tissue, pelvic pain, altered biomechanics and more. He uses Endonasal Cranial Adjusting, the Muncie Technique, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Class IV Laser Therapy, posture correction, lifestyle modification, muscle work, and other techniques to help his patients.

You can reach Dr Fields for in-person (Los Gatos and San Jose, California) or telehealth appointments here.


Surfer with chronic sinus problems is cured at Dr Fields“I suffered continual sinus infections and headaches throughout the year for decades.  Immediately after the cranial adjustments I felt like I could breathe through my entire skull.  Like I had lungs up in my brain!  And I haven’t had a sinus infection in 6 years now.” – Kirk Kintzel, Santa Cruz, CA


Sinus Infections Helped with Endonasal Cranial Adjusting with Balloon - Dr Adam Fields chiropractor, Los Gatos/San Jose, CA

“Since I was a kid I would get a cold and my head would be in pain and misery raging sinus infections. I would be out of commission for 2-3 days minimum 4-5 times per year.  I would be completely useless.  Now, since the cranial adjustments, I bounce back.  I don’t even have one day that I am down. I maybe have a slower day but I am fully functional at work.  No pain, pressure or issues that I used to have.”  – Davorin Skender, Cleveland, OH

Chronic Sinus Infection gone with Endonasal Cranial Adjusting - Dr Fields
“I had to use Nasonex and Flonase due to chronic sinus infections. After getting my first cranial adjustment I felt so much clearer in so many ways.  Dr Fields then gave me two series of cranial adjustments with the balloon.  Now, it has been years and I have not had a sinus infection.” – Judy Nelson, Los Gatos, CA