The majority of people in the United States have a deviated nasal septum. This can occur for a variety of reasons. It can happen when you are born during the birthing process, colliding with a kid head on in preschool, motor vehicle accidents, playing sports, or tripping down the stairs. Any trauma to the nose could deviate your nasal septum.
For many people they may not even know that their nose is deviated. For some, however, this can cause nasal obstruction (trouble breathing through the nose), frequent nose bleeds, facial pain, dry mouth, chronic or frequent sinusitis, and trouble sleeping.
If you have noticeable symptoms we will try nasal sprays, such as Flonase and Nasacort, to try and open up the nasal passages to reduce or eliminate symptoms. If medical treatment fails then surgery is an option, which is usually done as an outpatient procedure.
If you are having symptoms of a deviated nasal septum please call our office at 616-994-2770