Atypical intractable facial pain

Facial pain can be both puzzling and extremely painful. One condition that causes facial pain is atypical intractable facial pain which is a pain disorder that share some features with a nerve pain condition called trigeminal neuralgia. However, the pain is different and often longer in duration (minutes, hours or continuous). Many sufferers of atypical intractable facial pain will describe the pain as dull, aching, burning sharp, squeezing or crushing.

Atypical intractable facial pain is sometimes caused by sinus surgery, dental work, facial trauma or an injury to a small branch of one of the three divisions of the trigeminal nerve.

If you are suffering from facial pain, the expert team at the Pain Center can help determine the cause and the best course of treatment.

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