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Sinus Pressure Specialist

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Atkins Expert Sinus Care

Sinus Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

Sinus pressure associated with nasal congestion or other sinus problems can feel painful and debilitating. At Atkins Expert Sinus Care in San Antonio, Texas, board-certified otolaryngologist James Atkins, MD, and his highly trained team offer numerous sinus pressure treatments to help you breathe easier and make life more pleasant. Schedule an appointment with Atkins Expert Sinus Care by phone or online to learn more.

Sinus Pressure Q & A

What is sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure refers to a feeling of pressure, or discomfort, in your face. It’s often unpleasant and even painful in some instances. Treatment with the Atkins Expert Sinus Care team can offer you sinus pressure relief and a better quality of life.

What causes sinus pressure?

If you experience sinus pressure, the following causes might be to blame:

  • Allergies
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Colds or flu
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sinus infections
  • Smoke or other irritants
  • Nasal spray overuse
  • Hormone changes
  • Non-allergic rhinitis
  • Occupational asthma 
  • Workplace irritants 

If sinus pressure doesn’t go away on its own, see Dr. Atkins and his team for an evaluation and treatment.

How does my provider diagnose sinus pressure?

To figure out the cause of sinus pressure and to develop a customized treatment plan, Dr. Atkins discusses your medical history and asks about your symptoms. He examines the outside and inside of your nose and might recommend nasal endoscopy, allergy testing, or in-house CT scans to diagnose your condition.

What are my sinus pressure treatment options?

Your personalized sinus pressure treatment plan might include:

Lifestyle changes

To diminish sinus pressure, use a saline solution to rinse your sinuses, avoid cigarette smoke and other irritants, or use a humidifier.


Taking oral medicines or using nasal sprays can reduce sinus pressure and discomfort associated with it.

Allergy treatment

If seasonal allergies are the cause of sinus pressure, Dr. Atkins might recommend oral allergy medications, nasal sprays, sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy shots.

Minimally invasive procedures

Numerous minimally invasive procedures can clear sinus passages and relieve sinus pressure. Examples include FDA-approved ClariFix® cryotechnology, balloon sinuplasty (BSP), septoplasty, polyp removal, inferior turbinate reduction, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), and VivAer® treatment for nasal valve stenosis.

The Atkins Expert Sinus Care team offers post-surgery stents to keep your nasal passages open during recovery. They follow up with you to ensure each procedure is successful and might recommend more than one treatment to give you the best result.

Don’t live with painful sinus pressure or congestion when numerous non-invasive and surgical solutions are within reach at Atkins Expert Sinus Care. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online for relief today.