Sinusitis Just as ear infections are sometimes a complication of the common cold, so are inflammation and infection of the sinus cavities. The same mucous membrane which lines the nose and back of the throat extends into the sinus cavities, out to the middle ear as the eustachian tube and down into the lungs (where inflammation results in bronchitis).
The sinus cavities, though fewer and smaller in children, serve to warm and moisten the air we breathe. They too can fill with fluid and be unable to perform this function. Their ability to function normally is dependent on unrestricted mobility of the bones and membranes of the cranium.With the principles of osteopathic treatment, osteopathic manipulation can help restore normal sinus function