Sinus Headaches in HuffPo
The Huffington Post is notorious for doling out dubious health advice, but every once in a while their writers hit the nail on the head. Such was the case a few weeks back when they took on the always popular subject of headaches, and how to tell one type from another. It’s a good slide show and a fast read; I recommend clicking through for a nice primer on the details of diagnosis:
My area of interest as a Los Angeles sinus surgeon is about Number 3, of course: sinus headaches. The piece is a bit short on details, but the important part is in there: inflammation and obstruction of the sinuses can lead to crippling pain in the face and head.
Over the counter medication may indeed help your symptoms, but it is important to note that these usually do not represent a permanent fix. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis or tend to come down with sinus infections frequently, it is possible that a structural issue is at fault.
Sinus surgery can help to remedy these symptoms for good. Using nothing more complex than a lighted instrument called an endoscope, I can see inside the structures of your nose and sinus openings and detect any anatomical problems. Simple and effective surgery can refine these structures and open your airways, leading to a more comfortable existence.
If you suffer from frequent sinus headaches and do not relish the thought of yet another trip to the drugstore, it may be time to solve the problem for good. Contact the Los Angeles Sinus Institute for an appointment today.