Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute

Sinus Pressure & Headaches

Wave goodbye to sinus pressure and headaches and say hello to clear, pain-free days with Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute's expert care.

Sinus pressure and headaches are symptoms commonly associated with sinusitis, a condition where the sinus cavities around your nasal passages become inflamed and swollen. This inflammation can lead to an accumulation of mucus, which increases pressure within the sinuses. Here’s a detailed look:

  1. Sinus Pressure: This sensation typically feels like a dull, throbbing pain in the forehead, cheekbones, or the bridge of the nose. The pressure often intensifies when you lean forward or lie down. It can also be accompanied by facial tenderness and swelling.

  2. Sinus Headache: This type of headache is usually centered around the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. It often worsens with sudden movements or strain and can feel more intense in the morning due to the pooling of mucus overnight. The pain usually correlates with other symptoms of sinusitis, such as nasal congestion, postnasal drip, a feeling of fullness in the ears, fever, and fatigue.

These symptoms can be triggered by an infection (like a cold), allergies, or other factors like changes in weather, pollutants, or structural issues in the nasal cavity. It’s important to accurately diagnose sinus headaches, as they can sometimes be confused with migraines or tension headaches. Treatment for sinus pressure and headaches often involves managing the underlying sinusitis, which may include the use of decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, steam inhalation, and in more severe cases, antibiotics or surgical interventions.

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Discovery and Treatment Process:

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a comprehensive evaluation by one of our experienced ENT providers. During this visit, we’ll discuss your sinus issues and symptoms in detail to understand your specific needs.

Diagnostic CT Scan
Following the consultation, we conduct an in-office CT scan. This advanced imaging technology allows us to accurately assess your sinus anatomy and identify any underlying structural issues contributing to your sinus problems.

Personalized Treatment Plan
After reviewing your CT scan results, your doctor will sit down with you to discuss the findings. We believe in a collaborative approach, where your doctor will recommend the best course of action and discuss all available treatment options with you.

In-Office Procedures
If a procedure is indicated, we’ll schedule it right here in our office. Our in-office procedures are minimally invasive, meaning you can often return home within just an hour or two. Unlike traditional surgeries, these procedures don’t require general anesthesia, making them a convenient and less disruptive option for sinus relief.

Quick Recovery and Improved Quality of Life 
After your procedure, you should experience a significant improvement in your quality of life within 1-3 weeks. Our goal is to help you breath easier and live better without the prolonged recovery time associated with traditional sinus surgeries.

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