Nasal Specific Technique
Nasal Specific Technique is a form of physical manipulation to realign the bones of the face and sinus cavities. The treatment helps restore normal movement of these bones, particularly the sphenoid, which sits in the center of your skull and connects to nearly every other bone in the head.
Can I benefit from Nasal Specifics?
If you are suffering from chronic or recurrent sinus infections, sleep apnea, snoring, migraines, ear pain or headaches due to congestion, a nasal specific treatment may be the key to lasting relief from your symptoms. Some people who experience residual pain long after a trauma, like whiplash or a blow to the head or neck, may also benefit.
How does it work?
The small bones in our heads are actually connected by joints, which should move in concert as we move our head and neck. These joints, however, can become stuck. Diminished movement in the area will impair the normal function of the nervous tissue, blood vessels, and lymphatic drainage. This treatment restores normal movement to the area, allowing for improved fluid drainage, posture, and blood flow to the brain.
What should I expect during the treatment?
While you lie flat on an exam table, a small nasal balloon will be inserted into your sinus cavity. It is then quickly inflated, deflated, and removed. This process is repeated 6 times, once for each of the sinus cavities, during each treatment. The process takes approximately 5-15 minutes. Some patients may experience discomfort lasting several seconds during each inflation, and many patients experience immediate relief of pressure or sinus drainage. A series of 4 treatments over the course of 2-4 weeks is typically recommended to allow for maximum benefit as your body adjusts to its new alignment. One series is enough for many, while others may require an occasional “tune-up” months or years later if symptoms recur.
Dr. Karly Powell is an experienced provider of Nasal Specific Technique. Schedule an appointment to see if this treatment can help you.