Sinusitis is a relatively common condition, affecting over 35 million Americans each year. Although common, the pain and discomfort caused by sinusitis is unique to each person and shouldn’t be a burden or hardship in your life. At Detroit Sinus Center, our sinus doctors are committed to alleviating the aches and pains our patients experience by offering advanced treatment options for sinusitis in Southfield, Dearborn, Allen Park, and Detroit, MI areas. Our board-certified ENT specialist, Dr. Lascelles Pinnock, provides comprehensive, individualized treatment options to ensure you sinus relief and comfort. Schedule an appointment with our sinus doctor today!
Sinusitis is the swelling or inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. Under normal circumstances, your sinuses are filled with air, but they can easily become blocked and can cause fungi, fluid, bacteria, and viruses to accumulate into an infection. You may be suffering from sinusitis if you have any of the following symptoms:
Although they have many similar symptoms, there are three types of sinusitis: acute, recurrent, and chronic. At Detroit Sinus Center in Allen Park, our doctors specialize in all types of sinus issues and want to help you determine what type of sinusitis you may have.
Acute: If the above symptoms resolve in four weeks or less, then you may have acute sinusitis. Acute sinusitis typically occurs after a cold, and typically can be resolved within a week to 10 days. If the symptoms have not dissipated and are left untreated, it can lead to a more serious sinus infection or other issues.
Recurrent: If your sinusitis clears up, but reoccurs frequently, then you may be dealing with recurrent sinusitis. Typically this applies for individuals who suffer from four or more acute sinusitis outbreaks a year. Individuals who suffer from recurrent sinusitis will have another infection after one passes, making individuals feel as though they are trapped in a cycle of sinus infections.
Chronic: If you suffer from the symptoms above for a minimum of 12 weeks, then you may be suffering from chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis typically stems from untreated or unresolved cases of acute sinusitis. It can also be triggered by infections, sinus growths, deviated septums, respiratory tract infections, allergies, and other medical conditions.
Dr. Pinnock has extensive experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all nasal and sinusitis conditions. Our office can provide office consultations to discuss your treatment options and ensure you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding your healthcare. We offer specialized care options, including:
This great breakthrough procedure is a safe and effective way to gain relief from sinus pain and pressure. Our sinus specialists recommend this procedure to alleviate recurrent or chronic sinusitis.
Detroit Sinus Center is proud to offer this surgical procedure that removes blockages from your sinus mucous membranes to alleviate pain, drainage and blocked membranes.
To relieve the painful symptoms of sinusitis, give our office a call today. Dr. Pinnocok and the entire team at Detroit Sinus Center are committed to providing you with high quality, specialized care to alleviate your discomfort. Visit one of our convenient locations today in Allen Park location at (313) 449-8871 and Southfield (248) 327-3344.