Sinus Headache – What is it and how do I make it go away?

by | Jan 1, 2016 | Medical

 Many patients come to our office with complaints of “sinus” or “sinus headache” with the main symptom being severe, crushing facial pain.  While there is no doubt that these patients are miserable and uncomfortable, there is some question as to what is actually causing their symptoms.   People with complaints of sinus pain, pressure, and congestion may suffer from a wide variety of different conditions that can look virtually identical to many physicians.  Symptoms such as these can be caused by conditions ranging from acute sinus infections to severe allergy flairs to atypical migraine headache. For this reason it is important to get a thorough, comprehensive evaluation by a skilled expert in order to determine the most effective, definitive treatment will be.
Occasionally, this type of facial pain will present with subtle physical findings that are only apparent to a highly-trained specialist.  Further, in many instances, the examination alone will not be enough to make a diagnosis.  A telescopic sinonasal examination, CAT scan, or allergy test can also be essential.  At SCENT, our boar-certified specialists have all of these tools at their disposal to help diagnose complex problems in a single visit.  Once a proper diagnosis has been made, our goal is to get our patients feeling better as fast as possible.  We are able to administer allergy shots and perform many in-office, minimally-invasive therapies at the time of the visit.
Regardless of the cause of your “sinus headache”, the specialists at SCENT are experts at getting to the bottom of your symptoms and helping you to feel better.  We look forward to seeing you soon.
SCENT we treat the ear, nose, throat, speech, audiology, aesthetic and facial plastic surgery needs for adults and children.  For more information, please call us at 661-259-2500 and visit online at and  Our office is located at 27879 Smyth Drive in Valencia.

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