Chronic Sinus Infections

Your Sinuses Work to Keep You Healthy

Your sinuses are air filled spaces around and behind your eyes and nose. They are part of your upper respiratory system and are lined with mucus-secreting membranes that play an important role in trapping and removing organisms and pollutants that you inhale.

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis occurs when the membranes lining your sinuses become irritated and inflamed.  They can swell and block airflow into and drainage out of your sinuses.  Without normal drainage your sinus cavities fill with stagnant fluid allowing bacteria to grow and cause a sinus infection.

Woman suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms.

Sinusitis can be considered Acute – when symptoms are experienced for a temporary amount of time and then resolve, or Chronic – when your symptoms last more than 12 weeks in spite of treatment.

Chronic Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States,
affecting 37 million people each year.

Chronic Sinusitis is more common than heart disease or asthma, and can be more debilitating than congestive heart failure or chronic back pain.

Your Sinus Infection Symptoms May Include:

  • Headache
  • Facial pain or pressure
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal drip or discharge
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Persistent coughing
  • Bad breath
  • Lack of energy
  • Fatigue
How Bad Are Your Sinus Symptoms Quiz

How Bad Are Your Sinus Symptoms?

Are you experiencing sinus pain, swelling, congestion or irritation? Painful sinus symptoms can make your life miserable. 

Take the sinus quiz now to learn more about your level of sinus symptoms

Treatment Options for Chronic Sinus Infections

Traditional treatment for Chronic Sinus Infections can be frustrating.  You go back and forth to your primary care physician or urgent care center for antibiotics and steroid sprays.  You miss work, school, time with friends and family because of your symptoms.  You just get tired of being sick all the time.   But, we have good news -  now there’s a convenient, safe and effective in-office treatment that can free you from all that suffering.1,2   It’s called Balloon Sinuplasty, and you just might be a candidate for this minimally invasive procedure.

The underlying cause of your sinus issues needs to be determined first, and sometimes there is more than one cause for your misery.  The first step to finding relief is to schedule your evaluation appointment with Dr. Silberman.

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Please note: every patient is unique, and your results may vary.

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Important Safety Information:
Balloon Sinuplasty Technology is intended for use by or under the direction of a physician.  Consult your physician for a full discussion of associated risks and benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty Technology and to determine whether this procedure is right for you.

  1. Weiss, et al. “Long-term outcome analysis of balloon catheter sinusotomy: Two-year follow-up.” Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2008, Vol. 139, pp. S38-S46.
  2. Karanfilov B, et al. Office-Based balloon sinus dilation: a prospective, multicenter study of 203 patients. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol; Nov 2012 Epub.