For many people, sinus pain that comes along with sinusitis is an inconvenience, but antibiotics or over-the-counter medication clears it up in a few days. However, for those who suffer from chronic sinus pain, a pill will not bring enough relief. Find out what to do if you suffer from chronic sinus pain and how you can treat it.
Glue, Concrete, and…Cavities? Identifying and Treating Chronic Sinus Pain
If you’ve ever experienced the feeling that your head was filled with a glue and concrete-like mixture with built-up pressure that felt like your face was being pushed from the inside out for days on end, then you know you’ll do just about anything short of drilling a hole in your head to relieve yourself from the pain and pressure.
Chronic sinus pain occurs when you’ve tried to treat your pain for at least 1-2 months, but conventional treatments fail to relieve the swollen inflammation. If left untreated, chronic sinusitis complications can develop, such as meningitis, vision problems, and aneurysms.
A common assumption is that most sinus pain is caused from a bacterial infection of mucus in the sinus cavities, small, air-filled sacs located around your nose and eyes, but the truth is that sinusitis can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Nasal polyps/tissue growth
- Deviated nasal septum
- Face trauma
- Respiratory tract infections
- Leftover water from swimming
- Changes in pressure, such as when flying
- Dry air or lack of moisture
- Anatomy issues
Sometimes the source of such frequent blockage isn’t quite identified. In fact, scientists have tried to discover the underlying cause of chronic sinus pain for years and offer different hypotheses for why people suffer from chronic sinusitis.
Dynamic Pain & Health Management Can Help
When you’ve tried over-the-counter products, have visited doctors, and have taken antibiotics but are still experiencing chronic sinus pain, come to Dynamic Health & Pain Management. We treat specific pain points like chronic sinus pain using state-of-the-art technology and a multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment and management. Call us today at (704) 525-6288 or chat with us live about how we can help you end chronic sinus pain.