Sinusitis

Sinusitis- Low level laser treatment Joondalup

Sinusitis refers to a condition where the cavities surrounding the nasal passages are inflamed. There are three sinuses that work together and termed maxillary, frontal and ethmoidal. When there is excess mucous or swelling of the lining, this can narrow the channels linking the sinuses. This can result in pain, headaches, mucus infection, and a possible fever.

Common causes of Sinusitis:

  • Respiratory tract infections either bacterial, viral or fungal
  • Allergies, for example hay fever
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated septum (nasal bone separating each nostril is off centre)
  • Medical conditions including cystic fibrosis and HIV

Signs and symptoms:

  • Pain, swelling and tenderness around cheeks, eyes, forehead and nose
  • Difficulty smelling and tasting
  • Cough in children
  • Nasal congestion or obstruction accompanied by difficulty breathing
  • Thick discoloured mucus in the nose

Management of Sinusitis:

Sinusitis is generally self-resolving in the acute phase, where it may be aided by a facial massage and moist heat. General management of sinusitis involves conservative care in the means of avoiding subjects with colds to prevent infections, avoid smoking so you don’t sustain any contamination to your lungs and the use of a humidifier to reduce the effects of sinusitis. Cold Laser Therapy is also a proven treatment option in the management of sinusitis. Cold laser therapy also known as low-level laser therapy manages sinusitis by modulating the inflammation present around the facial region. It involves placing either a laser emitter with a probe attached or indirectly over the sinus regions. The laser projected causes the withdrawal of mucus obstructing the nose and airways and reduces inflammation. Cold Laser Therapy is very cost effective, painless and doesn’t require any surgical incisions, even though it does penetrate the deep underlying tissues using the latest technology.

Protocol of Sinusitis with Low level laser:

The recommended amount of sessions involve 6-12 treatments of 20 minutes duration with 2-4 minutes recommended on each section the emitter is placed upon. The frequency varies from 100Hz used in the nostrils, to 50Hz over the sinuses in order for the patient to receive the maximum benefit of the cold laser therapy and reduce the amount of mucus and inflammation present, caused by the sinusitis.

For a fast and efficient treatment option for sinusitis cold laser therapy / low level laser therapy may be a useful aid. At Lakeside Laser in Joondalup we offer Cold laser therapy in the treatment of many conditions to get you back to health. Lakeside Laser is located at 3/45 Central Walk, Joondalup and has many visitors from neighbouring suburbs including: Mullaloo, North Beach, Woodvale, Heathridge, Yanchep. To book an appointment call us on 9300 0095 or visit our website www.lakesidelaser.com.au to discuss options available for you, with one of our friendly clinicians.