Stop sinus headaches with balloon sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty for headaches is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you find lasting relief from the kind of sinus headaches that make you miserable and reduce your quality of life. If you suffer from chronic sinus headaches, take a moment to learn more about balloon sinuplasty in Houston, an effective sinusitis treatment that takes as little as 20 minutes and involves no incisions or tissue removal.

“Had a balloon sinuplasty procedure six months ago and since then I have been breathing better and free of my headaches. Best I've felt in many years and only wish I had found Dr. Kaplan sooner.”

- B. Bowen

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How sinusitis can cause sinus headaches

People don’t always realize that their sinuses may be to blame for their frequent headaches. During a sinus infection (also called sinusitis), your sinuses become inflamed and swollen and your mucus production increases. The excess mucus combined with inflamed (and thus narrowed) sinus passageways creates pressure around your head and face. The resulting headache can be quite uncomfortable, with pain that radiates into the cheeks, forehead, and nose.

Sinus headaches are usually coupled with other symptoms including stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, and postnasal drip and are caused by those blocked sinus channels. Sinus headaches are usually caused by the common cold, allergies, nasal polyps, or by having a deviated septum. That pain and discomfort worsens with motion, which can make daily activities harder to complete.

There are also sinus pressure causes outside of sinusitis, but still related to sinus issues. These include changes in barometric pressure, allergies, and more. If you don’t have a sinus infection but your sinus headache won’t go away, balloon sinuplasty can still help.


Balloon sinuplasty for headache relief

Balloon sinuplasty for headaches is a simple procedure that subtly reshapes your sinuses, restoring proper drainage and relieving the pressure that causes sinus headaches. In this simple three-step procedure, Dr. Michael Kaplan, MD locates your blocked sinus area using low-radiation imaging. Once located, Dr. Kaplan gently inserts and inflates a small balloon in the affected sinus cavity, causing the blocked passages to open back up for proper drainage.

With your sinuses functioning properly, the painful pressure from the headache will dissipate. The process is painless, minimally invasive, and performed 100% in-office in as few as 20 minutes. Most patients are fully recovered and back to normal within 24-48 hours of the procedure.


Locate Blocked Sinus Pathway

Dr. Kaplan locates the affected sinus area(s).

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Blocked sinuses cause swelling, creating pressure around your head and face.


Insert + Inflate Balloon

Dr. Kaplan gently positions, inserts, and inflates the small balloon to reshape the sinus.

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A small endoscopic balloon widens the affected area, restoring drainage.


Drainage Restored

The balloon is carefully removed from the reshaped sinus area and proper drainage is restored.

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A saline solution flushes any remaining buildup, relieves pressure, and stops your sinus headaches.

Can Balloon Sinuplasty give you relief?

If you're wondering how to find lasting relief from sinus symptoms, take our quiz to see if balloon sinuplasty is your answer. A few simple questions could put you on your path to better breathing.

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How Kaplan Sinus Relief delivers top sinus headache treatment in Houston

As the pioneer of balloon sinuplasty for sinus headaches in Houston, Dr. Kaplan offers several innovations to ensure your balloon sinuplasty experience is as safe, effective, and relaxing as possible.


4101 Greenbriar Street, Suite 320

Houston, TX 77098