Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center

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Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium
6770 Mayfield Rd, Suite 425
Cleveland, OH 44124

440-684-9980
800-24-SINUS (247-4687)

Headaches & Nasal Sinus Disease

Sinus HeadachesWhile headaches are common determining the true cause of a headache may be difficult. Even though you may be certain your headache is from the sinuses, the headache may have another cause.

Nasal congestion with facial pressure, pain behind the eyes, cheeks and the upper teeth, may be symptoms of a sinus headache. Migraine headache can also have these same symptoms making the diagnosis difficult and the reasons to see an expert. For some people, there can be a combination of both sinus and migraine headaches. Sinus or nasal problems can trigger migraine.

Sinus headaches are caused when the nasal turbinates are swollen. The swelling of the turbinates creates excess mucous, often filling and blocking the sinuses. The turbinates may block the outflow of mucus from the sinuses and prevent the inflow into the sinuses. This swelling causes the facial pressure. 

Medical management for turbinate congestion often helps and includes oral decongestants and over the counter decongesting nasal sprays (Afrin™ or neosynephrine). However, caution must be used with these decongesting nasal sprays because they can often make the symptoms worse by causing more congestion after the medication wears off. This is called a “rebound phenomenon”.

Surgical management to relieve the congestion is effective over 95% of the time. This is done either in the office for some patients or the out-patient surgery center using radiofrequency treatment (Coblation™). Following surgery most people are back to nearly every activity the same or next day.


What is Barosinusitis

BarosinusitisBarosinusitis is an obstruction of the sinus drainage and outflow that occurs with pressure change, like in an airplane, going down a mountain or riding in an elevator.  The blockage causes a vacuum in the sinuses and head and there can be moderate to severe pain over the face and sinuses.  If this occurs occasionally, using over the counter decongestants by spray or pill may help.   If this occurs frequently, a sinus and nose examination is needed to see if there is a cause from nasal or sinus blockage.


Sinus Headache

Headaches are common. Determining the true cause of a headache may be difficult. Sometimes headaches occur with sinusitis and sometimes not.

Nasal congestion with facial pressure, pain behind the eyes, cheeks and the upper teeth are symptoms of a sinus headache.

Sinus headaches are caused when turbinates are swollen. The swelling of the turbinates creates excess mucous, often filling and blocking the sinuses. This swelling causes the facial pressure.

Medical management often helps and includes oral decongestants and nasal sprays. However, caution must be used with nasal sprays because they can often make the symptoms worse.

Surgical management includes the short, out-patient radiofrequency treatment (Coblation™) called Turbinate Reduction.

National Headache Foundation

Learn About Howard L. Levine MD

Dr. Howard LevineHoward L. Levine MD is one of the pioneers in the development of advanced nasal endoscopic diagnostic techniques, functional endoscopic sinus surgery and advanced applications of radiofrequency energy for nasal and sinus disease. Listed in The Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cleveland, Dr. Levine is world-renowned as an expert in nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Levine, is a past national president of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS), the world’s largest organization in nasal and sinus disorders.

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Advanced Treatments

Sinus Advanced TreatmentsThe cornerstone of Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center is our connection to the “latest and greatest” technology that provides to our patients the best outcomes with the least trauma. Howard L. Levine MD is and has been a consultant and primary investigator for several ear, nose and throat medical device companies.

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Nose News is Good News®!

Nose News

Cleveland Nasal Sinus & Sleep Center has a new location!

Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 425
Cleveland, Ohio 44124.
Telephone: 440-684-9980.

Telephone: 800-24-SINUS.

Fax: 440-449-9279.

This new facility within the Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium, has adjacent free parking, valet parking, access from a major interstate highway, affordable accessible hotels and motels and nearby shopping centers

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