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Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches.

In brief: Yes

Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Of the big causes of headache sinus is the least likely.
Migraines, muscle tension, jaw spasm are all more common. Sinuses can also cause pain, but the frequency is much less than people commonly think.

In brief: Possible

Of the big causes of headache sinus is the least likely.
Migraines, muscle tension, jaw spasm are all more common. Sinuses can also cause pain, but the frequency is much less than people commonly think.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but...

Studies (including from mayo clinic) of people with "sinus headaches" have found that the majority have - surprise - migraine headaches.
So, your stuffy nose and headache may not be a sinus headache. The most important step for successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis! try to avoid the temptation to self-diagnose; get help from an expert.

In brief: Yes, but...

Studies (including from mayo clinic) of people with "sinus headaches" have found that the majority have - surprise - migraine headaches.
So, your stuffy nose and headache may not be a sinus headache. The most important step for successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis! try to avoid the temptation to self-diagnose; get help from an expert.
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faust
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