Nasal Obstruction


Oklahoma Sinus Center provides advanced diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from nasal obstruction. Whether related to allergy, nasal polyps, a deviated septum, or a previous nasal injury, we can help restore breathing and improve your nasal health.
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Nasal obstruction is one of the most common symptoms that people report. Chronic obstruction and restriction in breathing can be a major symptom of allergy, common colds, sinus bacterial infections, sinus headaches, and exposure to dust and irritants. Accidental nasal injuries, or nasal trauma during sports, can leave the individual with an unrelenting pattern of nasal obstruction. When breathing is poor, sleep is often poor. When nasal swelling affects us through the day, our quality of life can be severely affected.

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Poor sense of smell
  • Nasal pressure
  • Continual one-sided obstruction
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Limited air during exercise


The Cause

Nasal obstruction can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Obstruction can be temporary and related to passing colds or allergy. Obstruction that becomesĀ a daily frustration can be a sign of chronic sinusitis, or structural changes from nasal injury. Allergy leading to nasal polyps can present with chronic, severe nasal obstruction that affects the individual year round.

Medical causes for nasal obstruction
  • Allergy
  • Sinus bacterial infection
  • Medication effect
  • Sinus headache
Anatomical causes for nasal obstruction
  • Previous nasal injury or fracture
  • Deviated septum
  • Turbinate obstruction
  • Nasal polyps or mass

Solutions tailored for your needs

A conservative approach is always the right approach. At the Oklahoma Sinus Center, the first step in diagnosing and managing these symptoms starts with a simple discussion and office examination. Many problems have simple solutions, and can be treated with a consistent, non-surgical approach.

For those with more severe and persistent symptoms, surgery for nasal obstruction can be life changing. Procedures are brief, recovery is short, and results are long-lasting. Traditional surgical procedures may be used; many choose in-office procedures that dramatically limit expense and recovery. Which option may be right for you?

Surgery to consider

  • Nasal septum repair
  • Nasal turbinate reduction
  • Nasal polyp removal

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Could you be suffering from nasal obstruction?

Let Oklahoma Sinus Center help! Our team will work with you one-on-one to diagnose and treat your condition and help you breathe easy again.

To schedule an appointment, call us at 405-562-6362.