Facial pain is often the underlying symptom of a serious disease. It can be a sign of paralysis along with other issues that are attributed to age, genetics hormonal changes and also signs of nervous disorder. Symptoms of the same include pain in the facial zones like cheeks, lips, eyes, etc. followed with sudden twitching.
HOW IS FACIAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will ask for details of symptoms and medical history and do a physical exam. He will recommend for a dentist for tooth problems if any. Neurological tests will be performed if nerve damage could be a problem.
The other tests include:
• Dental x-rays (if a tooth problem is suspected)
• ECG (if heart problems are suspected)
• Tonometry (if glaucoma is suspected)
• X-rays of the sinuses
HOW IS FACIAL PAIN TREATED?
Treatment of the same is determined on the basis of the cause of the problem. If it is around cheeks, then a dental surgery could be suggested or simple exercise chewing gum. In some cases, facial therapy and massage movements are suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alternative therapies like acupuncture or self-hypnosis may also help relieve facial pain