If you suffer from anything affecting the sinuses, it can be frustrating. Many individuals suffer from pain and congestion and the problem will be worse if it is chronic. When regular sinusitis treatments fail to help you, you may want to consider specialized procedures. One of these procedures includes the balloon sinuplasty.
Why Sinusitis Fails to Go Away
Sinusitis is a broad term used to cover sinus inflammation, irritation, and infection which takes place in the sinus cavities in the head. It can occur after a bacterial infection, prolonged allergies, a fungal infection, and respiratory viruses with the growth of nasal polyps. Commonly, an original bout of sinusitis will occur, but will leave inflammation that can lead to increased risks for returning symptoms.
Sinusitis is said to be chronic when the symptoms last for up to 12 weeks or if the symptoms come back four or more times in one year. For some individuals, traditional practices do not remedy the symptoms, which may lead to a treatment that targets the sinuses directly, like balloon sinuplasty.
Who is the Right Candidate?
Both children and adults may undergo the balloon sinuplasty procedure. Balloon sinuplasty is minimally-invasive, and there are no incisions used, except in the case of polyp removal. A balloon will be put into the sinuses which only causes mild discomfort. It is a treatment that has been proven to work and it will not prevent any future treatments.
Recovery is minimal, and it is an effective procedure meant to treat the symptoms chronic sinusitis. You may have the procedure done even if you are undergoing other treatments for sinusitis.
If you are interested in learning more about the treatment options we offer, contact our office today!