Facial Pain in Central Ohio
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About Facial Pain
When you have facial pain, simply smiling, talking, or eating can be difficult. Many different conditions can cause facial pain, from temporomandibular joint disorder to complex nerve disorders. Nerve pain or trigeminal neuralgia occurs when a blood vessel at the base of the skull exerts pressure directly on the nerve caused by either trauma to the nerve, multiple sclerosis, or a tumor compressing the nerve.
The type of pain also varies in each person. Some may have acute, severe pain, and others may experience chronic or constant pain but with less intensity. Facial pain is often described as shooting, stabbing, or electrical shock-like pain. Still, others may have constant aching or burning sensations in the cheek, lips, mouth, eyes, or forehead.
Finding the source of facial or orofacial pain is the first step in determining the right treatment options to give you relief. Our diagnostic and pain treatment specialists at Pain Zero in Central Ohio are dedicated to identifying the cause of your facial pain and creating a personalized treatment plan to get control of or stop the pain.
Treating Facial Pain
To determine the best treatment for orofacial pain, our interventional pain specialists will perform comprehensive diagnostic procedures to find the source or cause of your pain. Some facial pain arises from the jaw joint or health conditions impacting the eyes, nose, or ears. Other facial pain may be due to nerve compression or irritation.
Our team will explore all the different possibilities to determine the right treatment path to give you relief from your pain. Treatment options for facial pain may include:
- Carbamazepine medications
- Muscle relaxers
- Steroid injections
- Natural options, such as acupuncture, yoga, or meditation
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Relieve Facial Pain
At Pain Zero, our staff will spend the time and effort to diagnose, treat, and control your facial pain. Our team will help find a solution to offer relief. Contact us in Central Ohio to schedule a consultation and exam to begin treatment for facial pain.