Does it feel like your nose runs or feels stuffed up almost every single day? Or do you feel that you need to blow your nose all the time?
This is because the nasal passages are inflamed, irritated and swollen.
For many patients, chronic rhinitis may be caused by abnormal or overactive posterior nasal nerves in the nose. Those nerve signals can cause mucus creation to go into overdrive, creating a near-constant runny, stuffy nose and/or post-nasal drip.
While not life-threatening, chronic rhinitis can seriously impact your quality of life. Sufferers feel dependent on medications that often only deliver temporary relief1, or they rely on tissues or sprays to keep up with a constant runny and/or stuffy nose. Worst of all, many people feel annoyance or embarrassment in public because of their symptoms, preventing them from living life to the fullest.
Posterior Nasal Nerves Matter
Disruption of the parasympathetic nerves to the lateral nasal wall has been proven to reduce both congestion and rhinorrhea in Rhinitis patients. Research has shown that the inflammatory process of the nasal mucosa is driven by branches of the parasympathetic nerves embedded in tissues of the inferior turbinate and the lateral nasal wall. This is the motor supply of the inflammatory cascade, controlling the signaling function and the resulting physiological effects of the sub-mucosal glands (rhinorrhea) and venous sinuses (congestion) within the nasal tissue2.
The NEUROMARK® System is indicated for use in otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgery for creation of radio frequency (RF) lesions to disrupt posterior nasal nerves in patients with chronic rhinitis.
The system is engineered to gently apply controlled low-power Radio Frequency (RF) energy to target regions of the nasal cavity to disrupt the parasympathetic nerve signals in order to reduce the inflammatory response, thereby reducing core symptoms such as congestion and rhinorrhea.
- Sin, Betul & Togias, Alkis. (2011). Pathophysiology of Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 8. 106-14. 10.1513/pats.201008-057RN
- Tae Young Jang, MD: Long-Term Effectiveness and Safety of Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy for the Treatment of Intractable Rhinitis Vol 3. No 4, 212-216 Dec. 2010