Have you been suffering from sinus pain without any hope for long-term treatment? You’re not alone. Millions of people each year suffer from sinus pain without getting the proper long-term treatment. This is okay when you only suffer from one or two sinus conditions per year, but what if your sinus problem becomes chronic? It can cause constant painful symptoms, and standard over-the-counter medications may not get rid of them effectively. At East Texas Sinus and Dizziness Center, we can diagnose and effectively treat the root cause of your sinus pain.
Your sinus cavities are empty spaces in the bones located behind the cheekbones, in the forehead, and between the eyes. Usually, these spaces have mucus that collects the foreign substances that you breathe in and then effectively drains them out of your body. However, sinusitis is the swelling of the tissues in your nasal cavities and passages due to irritants such as bacteria, viruses, allergies, or another foreign substance. Once your nasal cavities are inflamed, the mucus can’t drain from your sinuses and the viruses or bacteria multiply and cause a sinus infection.
While many things can cause a sinus infection to occur once or twice a year, some conditions are known to cause more chronic sinus pain including:
Everyone’s sinus issues are different but there are some common symptoms to look out for including:
Some people are indeed more prone to getting sinus infections. If you suffer for more than 12 weeks, it is considered chronic. Anything less than 12 weeks is deemed acute sinusitis and you may even suffer from acute sinusitis long before it becomes chronic. If you have a condition that makes you susceptible to chronic sinus pain, East Texas Sinus and Dizziness Center can help you get to the root cause and give you the sinusitis treatment you deserve.