Annually, 24 million cases of sinusitis are diagnosed. Our doctor performs sinus and nasal disorder treatments for patients in our region for a variety of sinus and nasal complaints.
What are sinuses?
The sinuses are hollow air-filled areas within your skull that connect the space between your nostrils and nasal passage. Sinuses allow you to keep your head upright by acting like balloons to reduce your skull’s weight. The sinuses enable your voice to resonate and also regulate skull temperature.
The following pairs of sinuses are found in four areas:
- Ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes)
- Sphenoid sinuses (behind the eyes)
- Maxillary sinuses (behind the cheek bones)
- Frontal sinuses (in the forehead)
What are common sinus and nasal disorders?
More common disorders may include:
- Nasal allergies
- Nasal polyps
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal deformities
- Nasal tumors
- Nasal cancers
What are the treatments for sinus and nasal disorders?
There are many types of sinus and nasal disorders. Although sinus and nasal disorders can be uncomfortable or unpleasant, most problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed. It is important to determine the cause of your symptoms to provide the proper treatment. Our doctor performs the necessary tests and examination to determine the appropriate treatment for sinus and nasal disorders, including medications and in some cases surgical options.