Posted by: Jacqui | 2010-03-19

Facial Pain

Hi, I have suffered from facial pain on and off for a few years now. Usually I got treated for sinusitis or ear infection and the antibiotics, antihistamines and pain killers help nicely. But the pain just comes back. Trip to the dentist indicated a possible sinus infection. Now recently I went to ENT specialist who ruled out Sinusitis. Currently on a nasal spray, but pain is back after being on it for 3 weeks. Pain is around upper jaw, side of face and around sinus are all on left side of face. What could it be?

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Facial pain can be caused the structures of the face, skull and brain. There are several causes that will have to be investigated and I suggest that you consult a neurologist to exclude neurological causes, like epilepsy (characterised by facial pain with or without seizures), trigeminal neuralgia etc.

If the neurologist is unable to pin point a cause, you can consult a facial macillar surgeon to rule a structural cause, like like temporomandibular joint syndrome.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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Posted by: adam | 2010-03-20

Contact Dr Elliot Shevel at the headache clinic. He did wonders for me. No one else believed me when I kept complaining of pain. he found the problems

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