Why does chronic sinusitis cause a stiff neck?

Not sure. No direct correlation i can think of. Maybe the sinus condition is forcing you to sleep in an awkward position?

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Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe? And can it be viral?

Yes. Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chronic, that is, having lasted for more than 3-4 weeks, it is less likely to be viral and more likely to be there because of a bacterial or fungal infection. Also underlying allergies are often a contributing factor to the development of sinusitis. Read more...
Sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis can cause the symptoms you mentioned but once it is chronic it is no longer viral. For best management of your symptoms, consult an ENT or allergist. Read more...

Can chronic infections cause thymus pain? I previously had chronic tonsillitis and now have chronic sinusitis both accompanied by chest pain.

Chest pain. The thymus sits in the upper chest behind the sternum in the mediastinum and enlargement may produce discomfort in this area, but would not expect this to commonly occur with chronic upper respiratory infections. Since you really have no way of knowing what the pain is produced by and where it is emanating from would strongly suggest you see your doctor. Read more...

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation, diffficulty swallowing and cause shortness of breathe if the patient has had it over 3 years?

No short-breadth! Chronic sinusitis can cause post nasal drip and irritation of throat, and a feeling of something in the throat. If you are suffering from asthma, it could be triggered by sinus inflammation. However, if you are suffering from shortness of breath, please see your doctor for an evaluation. I hope this was helpful. Read more...
Yes definitely. Chronic sinusitis often results in thick postnasal drip which can cause throat pain/discomfort as well as a cough. It can also trigger asthma like symptoms with shortness of breath. Important to see a sinus specialist when ongoing for more than 3-6 months. More info at www.socalsinus.com. Read more...

Can chronic sinusitis cause throat swelling sensation and difficulty swallowing if the patient has had it for about 3 years? If so, how can it treated

Nasal irrigation? Chronic sinusitis can cause recurrent sinus drip and sinus irritation. If there is allergy causing the inflammation of the sinuses, an evaluation by an allergist will be in order. Measures such as irrigation of the nose and sinuses with salt solution or salt and soda solution has helped many patients, if done a regularly. Read more...
Yes it can. Patients with chronic sinusitis will frequently report symptoms such as these. These patients typically also have nasal congestion, facial pressure, and nasal drainage. Other conditions such as laryngeal reflux can cause very similar symptoms, so it is probably a good idea to be seen by your primary MD or an ENT to evaluate this. Read more...

Is mild upper back (just below neck) discomfort during chronic sinusitis flare ups and unrelated to cardiovascular issues due to the sinusitis itself?

Viral infection. Many acute flare-ups of chronic sinusitis are due to viral infections. Many viruses can also cause muscle aches, so they may well be related, although the sinusitis doesn't cause the back pain. Read more...
Possibly. Viral infections in the sinuses can cause muscle aches anywhere in the body. Also, the sinus pressure in the forehead often triggers a tension headache that is felt further up on the forehead as well as in the back of the head. This muscle tension can, in turn, pull on the muscles in the upper back, causing discomfort there as well. Read more...

I have pharyngitis and bronchitis and chronic sinusitis and I have swollen lymph nodes is my neck and groin is that bad?

? Viral infection. you should see your doctor to be evaluated and have CBC, EBV ,CMV test and if negative and nodes are growing bigger then you should have biopsy. Read more...