Migraines are notoriously difficult to diagnose, and one of the issues for physicians is discovering the cause of the neurological disorder. Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi finds that the cause of the attacks vary based on the patient, and, therefore, he specializes in providing Orange County patients with customized treatment plans that are designed to treat their specific issue.
In some cases, Newport Beach patients find that the cause of their frequent, chronic migraines is the fact that they have a deviated septum which is in contact with the side wall of the nose. In this case, a septoplasty can be performed by Dr. Tavoussi in order to address the structural deformity and eliminate the migraines.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine is a series of neurological symptoms that result in an excruciating headache. Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head often is usually the first sign or symptom, but other symptoms can accommodate the migraine headache. Symptoms described by many patients include vomiting, nausea, dizziness, numbness on their face, as well as, a sensitivity to light, smell and sound. Most people are left unable to function while they experience an attack, which can last anywhere from 4 hours to 72 hours.
What is the Septoplasty?
A septoplasty is a medical procedure designed to fix a deviated septum in the nose. While many people associate a deviated septum with snoring and sinus infections, it can also contribute to frequent migraine attacks for those who suffer from this disorder. A CT scan of the nose and sinus, after careful review of patient history and a physical examination, can be used to complete an evaluation. If it is discovered that you have a deviated septum that is in contact with the side wall of the nose, it might be the cause of the issue. In this case, the septoplasty procedure will fix the deviation in the nose and ultimately eliminate or diminish your migraine attacks. You might also find that you sleep better after this procedure, and you could even breathe better, as well.
Why Should I Work with Dr. Tavoussi?
Dr. Tavoussi is an ENT specialist who services the Orange County area. He understands that treating the cause of the issue is the only way to provide patients with a treatment option that truly provides them with the relief that they need. He is committed to each patient and takes the time to offer individualized service to each person who walks through his office.
Migraines are more than just really bad headaches, and more people need to recognize that this is actually a debilitating disease. You do not have to live with your migraines, and you certainly should not compromise your quality of life because you experience them. To find out if a deviated septum is the cause of your migraine attacks, take the time today to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Tavoussi. He specializes in creating treatment plans for Newport Beach patients that actually work.