Sinus pressure is one of the most agonizing symptoms of modern life. Unlike traditional congestion, sinus pressure can graduate quickly from a dull ache to acute pain, including stabbing sensations in the cheeks and jaw.
Sinus pressure is caused by a buildup of fluid within the sinuses. Your sinuses are constantly producing mucus to help warm and clean the air you breathe, but when drainage holes known as ostia become inflamed, that mucus can get backed up and begin pushing on the walls of your skull.
The best way to relieve sinus pressure is through nasal irrigation and breathing warm steam, but some stubborn infections simply don’t respond to these measures. When the pressure persists no matter what you do, it is time to consider sinus surgery procedures such as balloon sinuplasty:
As you can see from the video, a simple balloon is threaded into the sinuses and inflated to create an opening, giving the mucus somewhere to go. Many patients report that the relief is near-instantaneous, and most can return to work within a matter of hours.
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