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Facial Pain

Facial Pain is a result of some malfunction in the Trigmeninal Nerve. Each trigeminal nerve splits into three branches, controlling the feeling for different parts of the face. These are:

The disorder can affect any of the three nerve branches, meaning that one can feel pain from the forehead to the jaw. Usually, pain is felt on only one side of the face. Some people feel it on both sides. When that happens, it is called bilateral trigeminal neuralgia.

Treatment for this condition may include medication and surgery.

Typical pain medications don’t work well for people with trigeminal neuralgia, but your doctor may prescribe different types of drugs:

Author
Paddy Kalish OD, JD and B.Arch

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