DICKSON CITY — Chronic sinusitis is one of the more common chronic illnesses in the United States, and it affects people of all ages.
Surgery can fix it, but often the after-effects are unpleasant or sometimes very painful. Now there’s a new device that aims to make the recovery easier.
Karen Brown, of Mount Cobb, who suffered from chronic sinusitis for five years, says living with it was horrible.
“I always had an infection, always had difficulty breathing. And it kept coming back,” she said.
Sinusitis is inflammation and swelling of air pockets in the nasal cavity. Symptoms include headaches, congestion, discolored nasal discharge, fatigue and tooth pain.
Karen says her sinusitis is gone now, thanks to Dr. Seth Linker, a head a neck surgeon at Geisinger’s Northeast Surgery Center in Dickson City.