If you are constantly struggling to breathe through your nose or are frequently congested, you may have a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the cartilage that divides the nasal passages is misshapen or crooked. While not every deviated septum requires treatment, those that cause constant congestion or difficulty breathing may need to be treated.
Is it a deviated septum?
Common symptoms of deviated septum include:
- Sinus infections
- Sinus pressure
- Postnasal drip
- Trouble breathing
Many people don’t even realize they have a deviated septum. They go to the doctor because their sinuses are constantly stuffed up, only to discover that this condition stems from an untreated deviated septum! Some may be born with the deviation, and others acquire it through injuries. We offer non-surgical options like nasal steroid sprays which can provide relief in most cases without involving any major surgery; however, if you're experiencing extreme discomfort due at least partly because of your blocked breathing passage, then we'll likely recommend some form of corrective procedure such as a septoplasty.