Treatment Options for Chronic Sinus Problems
Chronic sinus problems are unlikely to resolve through the use of medication or with time, leaving sufferers in pain and discomfort throughout most of the year. Finding the right diagnosis and treatment can also prove difficult, as many general practitioners are not equipped to provide anything other than short term relief. Symptoms of chronic sinus problems vary and may have more than a single contributing cause.
You may begin suffering from chronic sinus problems after a particularly difficult cold or flu, as the result of a compromised immune system, complications from existing allergies or defects in the structure of the nasal cavities. Symptoms that are common in both acute and chronic sinus problems include nasal congestion, difficulty breathing through the nose, sinus headaches and problems sleeping at night.
Once the cause of your chronic sinus problem is diagnosed, you can pursue one or more corrective procedures, as recommended by Dr. Greg Levitin and his team. In order to help you make an informed choice on which treatment is right for you, Dr. Levitin will discuss the results of your diagnosis with you. He will explain how each relevant treatment option will help you over the long term. In some cases, you may benefit from a combination of treatments, where multiple contributing factors have been identified during your comprehensive examination.
Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatments
Dr. Greg Levitin is an advocate of effective non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments where there are long term benefits for the patient. Balloon sinuplasty and Clarifix for chronic rhinitis are two such options available. If Dr. Levitin and his team believe that either procedure is the correct option for you, he will discuss preparation for before, what happens during it and the steps you will need to take after treatment.
Turbinate reduction surgery or Vivaer nasal airway remodeling may be more suited to your needs. In which case, Dr. Levitin will outline what is involved in the procedure and any aftercare considerations. Regardless of which treatment option you agree to, you will always receive the full support of the team at the offices of Dr. Greg Levitin throughout your personal journey. We understand that every patient is different. Your experience is tailored to any challenges you may face in making sure the treatment options you deserve become a reality.
For an individual breakdown of what is involved in each of our main treatment options, please feel free to click through on the appropriate link. Alternatively, you can reach us for consultation over the phone or free via our website. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.