Face pain comes in many different forms and can be caused by many different factors. Similarly, treating pain in the face requires a multi-faceted approach that begins with a bit of education about what’s causing the pain. This article will cover the various conditions and injuries that can cause facial pain. We will also offer some insight into treating these conditions.
Facial Pain Defined
Facial pain is any type of pain felt in the face. Pain in the face can be caused by a variety of conditions and injuries, ranging from sinus issues, to nerve problems, to acute injuries. Here are a few conditions that can cause facial pain:
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Myofacial Pain Syndrome
- Deviated Septum
- Migraine Headaches
- Injury to the Face
Each of these requires a unique treatment plan that should be tailored to the patient’s specific circumstances.
Treating Facial Pain
Treating face pain is complex and first requires an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. Conditions that impact the sinuses or septum can be treated with prescription medications or corrective surgery. Facial pain conditions that involved nerves (like trigeminal neuralgia) may respond best to nerve blocks or other injections. There are also a few regenerative medicine treatment options that can help reduce pain in the face. PRP injections utilize a patient’s own blood platelets to boost tissue regrowth and reduce pain. Regardless of your situation, there are treatment options that can help relieve your face pain.
Facial pain can be debilitating – preventing you from doing the things you love, or even accomplishing simple daily tasks. There’s no reason you should be suffering through life in pain. Make an appointment with a pain management physician from Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota today. Our doctors will guide you through your treatment options and answer any questions you may have.