Chiropractic therapy is another alternative method for treating sinus and allergic disease. It is based on the theory that abnormal positioning of spinal bones interferes with healthy nerve impulses. Chiropractors believe these nerve impulses control all body functions. Chiropractors believe sinus drainage, nasal congestion and headaches may be triggered by nerve impulses caused by misalignment of spinal bones. Practitioners correct the abnormal spinal bone positioning. The technique is called “adjustment” or “spinal manipulation.” These adjustments return the spinal bones to a more normal position. This is supposed to relieve pain and ill health. You may experience relief with subtle spinal adjustments. There is no scientific evidence to prove the effectiveness of this therapy. However there are few side effects to this therapy. Chiropractors do not have prescription licenses but often incorporate herbs, vitamins and other therapies with their manipulation treatment.
New Jersey requires certification for chiropractors. To see if a chiropractor is licensed in New Jersey, contact the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Pennsylvania also requires certification for chiropractors. To see if a chiropractor is licensed in Pennsylvania, contact the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.