The short answer is that based on our experience and on feedback we've received from Naväge users, the Naväge system can work well and has been very beneficial to individuals with a deviated septum.
Here’s the long answer. As you may know, the nasal septum is the thin, vertical wall of bone and cartilage that divides the inside of the nose in two. There is a gap between the back edge of the septum and the rear wall of the nose. The saline rinse flows through that gap when you irrigate, from left to right or from right to left, depending on how you've got the Naväge rotatable nasal dock positioned. Without that gap, nasal irrigation would not be possible!
Here's where it gets a little complicated. Human anatomy is not perfectly symmetrical, and the septum is rarely (if ever) perfectly smooth and straight from the front of the nose to the back. In other words, everyone's septum is “deviated” to some degree. If you've suffered an injury or multiple injuries, your septum could be very crooked or out-of-place ("deviated"). The important questions are:
- How deviated is it?
- How motivated is an individual to make nasal irrigation work?
The more your septum is crooked or out-of-place ("deviated"), the longer it may take to complete an irrigation cycle. With a severely deviated septum it could take a minute or two, and you may lose patience with the process. For most people, learning how to rinse your nose with Naväge is easy and fast, and a nasal irrigation cycle only takes from about 15 to 25 seconds. But for some people, especially if you have a severely deviated septum, it can take longer. We have a terrific customer service department to help out if you run into problems.
So why not take the Naväge Challenge: Use Naväge twice a day for two weeks and find out what improved nose-breathing and a clean nose can do for you! Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed by our 30-Day, Zero-Risk Trial, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!