If you have frequent sinus headaches and are looking to get relief, the search for relief can feel like an uphill battle.
At Sinus Solutions of South Florida, we take pride in helping patients from all over South Florida find an effective treatment for their chronic sinus issues such as frequent sinus headaches.
Don’t suffer another day feeling like your head is going to explode. Let’s identify your symptoms, discover possible causes, and investigate your treatment options.
What’s causing my frequent sinus headaches?
Headaches are often caused by swelling. If you hit your head and then get a headache, it’s easy to pinpoint the swelling in your head is a result of trauma. With sinus headaches, however, determining the cause takes a little more effort. Here, we discuss the top three culprits.
If you’re one of the many people plagued by constant sinus infections (also referred to as sinusitis) you know it’s not just a two-day cold. Sinusitis, if untreated, can last for months and cause serious complications, including frequent sinus headaches. If your sinus headaches happen in conjunction with sinus infections, then those sinus headaches are likely caused by congestion.
Specifically, sinus infections often cause mucus buildup in the sinus cavities. This buildup creates pressure in these sensitive areas, especially around your eyes, nose, cheeks, and forehead. Sinus headaches caused by sinus infections often become worse when bending over.
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Your turbinates (also known as conchae/concha) help moisten, heat, and clean the air as it enters your body. Frequent contact with allergens or a prolonged cold or sinus infection can cause your turbinates to become irritated swell. Like with sinus infections, swelling of turbinates can result in sinus pressure, which in turn can lead to frequent sinus headaches.
Find out more information in our article regarding swollen turbinates and headaches.
For many, dealing with allergies is simply a part of life. But if you’re constantly around allergens, they too can contribute to swelling in your sinuses, and can even lead to rhinitis or sinus infections. To make matters more complicated, the side effects of being around allergens can sneak up on you: you may feel fine during the day, but end up wondering, “Why are my sinuses worse at night?”
How do you stop sinus headaches?
If you’re wondering, “why do I keep getting sinus headaches every day” and “how can I get some relief from my frequent sinus headaches?” you have options. For many, sinus problems can be treated effectively with the use of OTC medication and home remedies.
Patients whose sinus issues and frequent sinus headaches do not respond well to traditional treatment, however, may wish to seek additional treatment. And one of the safest and easiest treatments available today is balloon sinuplasty.
Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure performed at Sinus Solutions of South Florida Dr. Napoleon Bequer, a highly acclaimed ENT of South Florida. The procedure lasts less than 20 minutes and has provided thousands of patients nation-wide with long-lasting sinus relief. The concept of balloon sinuplasty is simple. During the procedure, your doctor inflates a balloon within the sinus cavities, restoring proper sinus drainage.
No cutting of bone or tissue is involved, and most patients are able to return to regular activities within 24-48 hours.
Tired of dealing with frequent sinus headaches? Ask your ENT about balloon sinuplasty.
This 20-minute procedure has proved highly successful at providing long term relief from common chronic sinus problems including sinusitis, allergies, frequent sinus headaches, sleep apnea, and more.
If you’re interested in learning more about the balloon sinuplasty and balloon sinuplasty aftercare, we can help. Book an appointment with Dr. Bequer by calling Sinus Solutions of South Florida at 561-790-7744 or request a consultation online today.
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