For many migraine sufferers, they have no idea that their actual problem doesn’t stem from migraines, but actually stems from their nose.
You may be wondering how this is even possible. After more than two decades of work and research on the subject of migraines, Dr. Kevin Smith, founder of the Smith Center and a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, has discovered a correlation between these incredibly painful and debilitating headaches and a deviated septum in the nose.
According to research statistics, 44 percent of adults suffer from a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the cartilage and bone that divides the nasal cavities becomes bent (or deviated). When this takes place, which commonly happens due to injury to the nose, the cartilage can wind up touching sensitive tissue areas that cause excruciating pain in the head.
Did you know that a large portion of the 44 percent of adult sufferers who have a deviated septum actually incur the problem at birth? According to research studies, 27 percent of babies suffer a deviated septum due to trauma to the nose caused by going through the birth canal. Therefore, many of the patients who visit the Smith Center searching for a migraine cure have been dealing with these problems since birth.
Yes, there are a lot of people suffering from the same migraine symptoms because of the same issue. At the Smith Center, however, Dr. Smith has accumulated an 88 percent success rate for these migraine sufferers. Of that 88 percent, 40 percent have been completely cured of migraines and the other 48 percent are able to alleviate their headaches with the use of over-the-counter pain medicines, like Tylenol or Advil.
At the Smith Center, Dr. Smith meets with every patient personally to discuss their various migraine symptoms and then checks their nasal cavities for a deviated septum. If the patient is diagnosed with a deviated septum, it is recommended they receive a septoplasty procedure to remove the bent cartilage and clear those sensitive tissue areas from being pressured.
This non-cosmetic procedure is performed by Dr. Smith, who has performed it on more than 2,000 patients, and it takes anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour to perform. It is a short time of surgery for a life lived without painful migraines.
Along with migraines, a deviated septum can also cause chronic sinus infections, sleep apnea, breathing problems, and other less severe headaches.
If you suffer from migraines, or any of the aforementioned symptoms, then you should schedule your appointment with Dr. Kevin Smith. You may be suffering due to a deviated septum, which can quickly and easily be removed.
Schedule your appointment today at 713-795-0600 or fill out our online form.
Dr. Kevin Smith authored his book, The Migraine Imposter, which gives scientific evidence from decades of research by himself and other prominent physicians proving that the deviated septum is very often the culprit behind migraines.