Balloon Sinus Surgery for Sinus Headache
Sinus headaches are the worst.
Often compared to migraines for their intensity, sinus headaches tend to include a similar constellation of symptoms such as pain, pressure, olfactory disturbances, even tooth pain.
But where migraine headaches remain singularly stubborn to treat, sinus headaches can be relieved simply by “opening the release valve”: ease the pressure on your sinus walls, and you can solve the problem in a matter of seconds.
That’s what balloon sinus surgery is designed to do. The procedure creates an opening within the ostia, where mucus drains from your sinuses, using a tiny inflatable balloon. Which is threaded into place using a very small wire. The expanding balloon pushes out to gently reshape the bones and tissue, helping to promote drainage and avoid repeat clogs.
Sinus headaches arise as a result of runaway sinus pressure. Fix the pressure and you can fix the headache, often for years into the future. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed in about an hour, in the office of your LA sinus surgeon. Call today to schedule an appointment.