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Center provides relief for Mid-South sinus infections

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(WMC-TV) - Mid-South allergies can lead to brutal sinus infections, and now there is a new way to fight back.

It is that time of year where many Memphians suffer from sinus problems, but a center in the Mid-South is offering a quick in-office procedure to help.

"Half of my nose I could barely breathe out of," said Kenneth Moss describing his sinus and allergy problems.

"More recent years especially this year, it's worse for a lot of people," he said.

After 15 years of enduring Memphis allergy season – he was fed up.

That is where Doctor Jan Petri came it at Memphis Relief Center.

"It basically remodels the sinus open. And it does move bone, but without a lot of hard surgical techniques like we've used in the past," said Petri.

She performed a balloon sinuplasty on Moss. Using a small flexible device, the procedure went up through Moss' nose, inflated a small balloon, and opened up his sinus cavity.

"It was almost immediate relief. There was some temporary discomfort. But for the most part it was very pain free and simple," said Moss.

Aside from the instant relief, most insurance providers will give you this procedure for just the cost of your co-pay.

Click here to learn more.

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