What is Chronic Facial Pain
Chronic facial pain is used to describe anypain feltthe face or neck area and it's commonly caused by problems with person'sjaws, such as repeated clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth ormisalignedbite. Neuropathic chronic facial pain may also originate from the occipital nerves,in a condition called occipital neuralgia. This type of pain generally originates fromthe back of the head and can radiate to the face. Atypical facial pain is usually idiopathic,mean there is no known cause, atypical chronic facial pain usually occurs on one side offace and symptoms are present for most of the day almost every day. The diagnosis ofatypical chronic facial pain is generally
made after more common causes are excluded.To diagnose chronic facial pain your physician will conduct a thorough physical examinationto assess tenderness of a certain areas the face and neck to determine the root causeof the pain. Once proper diagnosis is made a treatment plant can begin. Trigeminal nerveblocks, occipital nerve blocks, sphenopalatine ganglion blocks can treat neuropathic chronicfacial pain.