FROM OUR EXPERTS
This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.
Surgery Surgery can unblock the sinuses when drug therapy is not effective or if there are other complications, such as structural abnormalities or fungal sinusitis. Insertion of a Drainage Tube The simplest surgical approach is the insertion of a drainage tube into the sinuses followed by an infusion of sterile water to flush them out. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is the standard procedure for most patients requiring surgical management of chronic sinusitis or polyposis. The procedure allows correction of obstructions, including any polyp and ventilation and drainage to aid healing. Candidates for the Procedure. In general, patients should have tried and failed extensive medical therapy. This usually includes several prolonged courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics, nasal corticosteroids, nasal saline irrigation, allergy testing and immunotherapy where appropriate, and sinus drainage where appropriate. Patients with nasal polyps or sinus polyp...
Practice Fusion, a company that provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record application to physicians, has announced the top 20 most diagnosed conditions in the U.S. in 2010. Among those top 20, four are chronic pain conditions. 1. Hypertension 2. Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol/triglycerides) 3. Diabetes 4. Back pain 5. Anxiety 6. Obesity 7. Allergic rhinitis 8. Reflux esophagitis 9. Respiratory problems 10. Hypothyroidism 11. Visual refractive errors 12. Osteoarthritis 13. Fibromyalgia/myositis, neuritis 14. Malaise and fatigue 15. Pain in joint 16. Acute laryngopharyngitis 17. Acute maxillary sinusitis 18. Major depressive disorder 19. Acute bronchitis 20. Asthma As I looked over the list, two things struck me right away... First – Given that one-fifth of the most frequently diagnosed conditions involve chronic pain, it would seem reasonable that the medical community in general, and medical schools in particular, s...
Did you ever wonder why one person develops chronic pain following an injury, while someone else with a similar injury fully recovers and has no pain? Researchers at Northwestern University wondered so they set out to discover an answer. Their findings were published online July 1 by Nature Neuroscience .
The first longitudinal brain imaging study to track participants with a new back injury found that the chronic pain is all in their heads––quite literally.
No, they're not saying the pain is psychological. What the new Northwestern Medicine study shows for the first time is that the more two sections of the brain––related to emotional and motivational behavior––talk to each other, the more likely that chronic pain will develop. The more they communicate following the initial injury, the greater the chance a patient will develop chronic pain.
Study Design and Results
A total of 40 participants who had an episode of back pa...
You should know
Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.