The patient on the left was treated with manual therapy, or hands on treatment of the neck joints and muscles, and his symptoms improved. We avoided antibiotics because our evaluation was clear that the sinus pain was not because of an infection.
The patient on the right was referred to an ENT specialist for further evaluation.
A cone beam CT scan gives us a lot of information. It is an amazing resource to clear the sinuses when an infection is suspected or to refer to a specialist. Specialists take time to get an appointment, they can be expensive, and without imaging the diagnosis of a sinus infection is less sure.
Sinus infection? Get a cone beam CT scan
This can be ordered by your physician, dentist or through Cornerstone Physical Therapy.