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More About Facial Pain Treatment

Neck pain is a very common pain problem in young adults as well as elderly persons. Neck supports head (weighing 6-8 kg) as well as provides movement of head in different planes. Neck Pain can be recovered by Dr. Sanjeev, who is amongst the Pain Management Specialists in Jaipur.

Causes of Facial pain:

1.Trigeminal Neuralgia: This is a disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for carrying sensations from the face to the brain. It causes sudden, severe, and sharp facial pain, often triggered by simple actions like chewing, speaking, or touching the face.

2.Sinus Infections: Infections or inflammation of the sinuses can lead to facial pain, especially around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead.

3.Dental Problems: Dental conditions such as tooth infections, abscesses, or impacted wisdom teeth can cause facial pain.

4.Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder: Dysfunction or inflammation of the TMJ, which connects the jaw to the skull, can cause facial pain and discomfort, especially near the jaw joint.

5.Cluster Headaches: These are intense headaches that cause severe, sharp pain on one side of the face, often around the eye or temple.

6.Migraines: Some migraines can cause facial pain, particularly when they affect the areas around the eyes and temples.

Symptoms of Facial pain:
  • Pain: Facial pain is the primary symptom. The pain may be sharp, stabbing, dull, aching, or burning, and it can range from mild to severe.
  • Location: The pain may be localized to a specific area of the face or may radiate to other regions, such as the jaw, forehead, temples, eyes, or cheeks.
  • Triggers: Certain actions or stimuli may trigger or worsen the facial pain, such as talking, chewing, touching the face, or exposure to cold air.
  • Duration: Facial pain can be brief and episodic or constant and persistent, depending on the underlying cause.
  • Sensitivity: Some people with facial pain may experience increased sensitivity to touch or pressure on the affected area.
  • Headaches: Facial pain can be associated with headaches, such as migraines or cluster headaches, especially if the pain is felt around the temples or eyes.

is by clinical examination mainly. X-ray of cervical spine can be ordered to rule out bony abnormalities. MRI cervical spine is used to rule out disc prolapse, nerve compression, spinal stenosis, etc

For details of treatment, consult Spine and Pain medicine specialist Dr. Sanjeev K. Sharma.