At the Southern California Sinus Institute, award-winning sinus surgeon Dr. Alen Cohen, treats patients throughout greater Los Angeles suffering from sinus headaches. Sinus headaches arise from pain and pressure brought on by clogged sinuses.
With millions of people suffering from headaches each day, it can be difficult to determine whether you’re suffering from a tension headache, a migraine, or a sinus headache. Los Angeles’ best sinus surgeon, Dr. Alen Cohen can help you to diagnose if the pressure and pain you are experiencing is the result of obstructed sinuses.
Symptoms of Sinus Headaches
If you believe you are suffering from sinus headaches, schedule an appointment with the Southern California Sinus Institute today. During this appointment, Dr. Cohen will look for telltale signs that your pain is indeed caused by a sinus headache.
Sinus headaches are typically accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Pain or intense pressure in the face or eyes along the sinuses (unilateral or bilateral)
- Pain and pressure that gets worse when you lay down, or bend forward
- Pain and pressure that’s improved with decongestants or steam
- Nasal congestion
- Discharge from the nose
- A cough, postnasal drip and/or sore throat
Treating A Sinus Headache
In order to relieve the pain and pressure you are experiencing from a sinus headache, Dr. Cohen will typically provide a course of treatments that may include combinations of pain relievers, decongestants, rinses, nasal sprays and in some cases allergy medication. If a sinus headache appears to be resulting from environmental allergies in Southern California, he may also recommend some lifestyle adjustments such as installing a HEPA filters in your home, getting hypoallergenic pillow and mattress covers and/or utilizing a humidifier to help your nasal passages to stay moist. Many patients with daily and chronic sinus headaches may require surgical treatment if their exam and CT sinus findings warrant it via in-office balloon sinuplasty, turbinate reduction, deviated septum repair or other options that Dr. Cohen may suggest. Also at times, Dr. Cohen may recommend neurologic evaluation if the condition is not related to the sinuses but most consistent with migraines, TMJ or tension headaches or one of the other dozen causes for headaches.
If you are suffering from sinus headaches in Los Angeles, schedule an appointment today, with the Southern California Sinus Institute, in order to expedite your relief from sinus pressure and pain.