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Sinus Pressure and Ear Pain: What’s the Connection?

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Sinus Pressure and Ear Pain: What's the Connection?Your sinuses connect your nasal and drainage passages. When these passageways become blocked, it’s not uncommon to feel pressure or pain in the ears and throat. In this article, we discuss the connection between sinus pressure and ear pain and how the team at ENTFPSS can help you find relief from these painful symptoms.

Besides treating ear pressure and earaches, Dr. Joshua Goldberg and his staff also offer treatments for hearing loss, snoring, Botox, and neck and head surgery. Contact us today at 215-659-8805 to find out more about our services.

Why Does Sinus Pressure Lead to Ear Pain?

Between your middle ears and throat, you’ll find a tiny passageway known as the Eustachian tube. This thoroughfare connects both these parts of your body and helps equalize pressure in your middle ear. When you yawn, sneeze, or swallow, this tube opens like a gas valve to release pressure.

However, when your sinuses are blocked, this can hinder the passage of air through the Eustachian tube. It’s why you might find it hard to hear when you have a cold. Often, this can also result in a feeling of pain, pressure, or fullness in your ear space.

It’s not just colds that can block or inflame this area and inhibit airflow. A range of issues such as allergies, sinusitis, and a deviated septum can have a similar effect. It’s why, even when your cold passes, you may still experience ear pain.

At ENTFPSS, we have more than five decades of experience treating sinus pressure, and can help you find relief from your pain. Our otolaryngologists will assess you condition to determine the cause of the pain, creating a tailored treatment plan to address these underlying issues. We can also treat nose injuries, snoring/sleep apnea, breathing problems, nasal fractures, and many other complications.

Learn More About Our Effective Treatments

Persistent sinus pressure and symptomatic ear pain can affect your quality of life. At our practice, Dr. Joshua Goldberg has the knowledge and experience to identify and treat the underlying causes of your ear pain so you can get back to living life to the fullest. Contact us today at 215-659-8805 to schedule an appointment at our offices.

 

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