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Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems- Permanently by Murray Grossan, M.D.
Chapter One. Do You have Sinus Disease?
Make the diagnosis
Primarily, we must make the correct diagnosis as to whether or not you have sinus sickness. This book will help you with this matter.
Examples of conditions that are not sinus disease
Neck problems: One patient had frontal sinus pain and was in for a second opinion prior to sinus surgery. He was driving a low-slung sports car, which crammed his neck—and was getting referred pain to his sinuses! Instead of surgery, he got a $2.98 seat cushion and was cured.
Problems with a view: My friend called me with a real problem. Most of his office staff had developed sinus problems when they moved into their new office. He wanted me to cure them right away and was willing to pay for the surgery.
It turned out he had moved into an office overlooking the harbor. All the office workers turned their desks so they could see the river, the boats, and other interesting sights. They were getting glare and squinting, and this was causing their headaches. The cure? Turn the desks around. It worked!
Migraine: When Mary’s sister started taking birth control pills, she developed headaches. When Mary started birth control pills, she got headaches, too—throbbing, usually on one side of her head. This was migraine, not sinusitis, and Mary responded to migraine medication.
Deviated septum: A patient came to have surgery to fix her deviated septum. Turns out she was allergic to cats. I explained that even if I fixed her septum, she would still be allergic to cats. She eventually was cured without surgery—her cat ran away.
Albert S., age 52, never had nasal problems before. Lately he was plugged at night and made dreadful noises in his sleep. Prior to visiting me he had an X ray of his sinuses and that was read as normal. On examination his septum was not obstructive and his membranes looked normal. But the tip of his nose hung way down. When I lifted his tip he could breathe fine. I had him lift the tip of his nose up at night and secure it with tape. He no longer had the breathing problem. He was given the option of continuing to use the tape or having surgery to fix it in place, thereby opening the nasal valve.
More recently I saw an identical type of patient, only he was only twenty three years old. For him, I strongly recommended surgery to elevate the nasal tip.
Your nose may be blocked, dripping, and blowing yellow gunk, and you have pain. This may be sinus sickness. If it is sinus sickness, it is treatable—and it may be possible without many drugs or surgery. Doctors use many methods to diagnose sinus disease.
CAT Scan: Many doctors, correctly, order a CAT scan of the sinuses in order to make this diagnosis. That’s a computerized X-ray that can give extreme detail of the sinus cavities, the sinus openings, and their contents. But even though the CAT scan gives a diagnosis of sinusitis, that doesn’t mean it isn’t treatable by drainage and other means to clear the condition.
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It’s like taking an X-ray, but it works on different physical principles. Strong magnetic waves pass through the body and are picked up by scanners. Various liquid densities affect MRI so that pictures of the soft tissues of the body can be made. Some doctors pick up sinus disease when they take an MRI for other reasons. We see a lot of patients diagnosed as having sinusitis after having an MRI. But it’s important to know that the MRI is very sensitive to soft-tissue changes. Even a few drops of mucus can show up as advanced disease, so the MRI diagnosis is not very helpful—it is too sensitive.