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 General Physician would rather go by the description of the kind of pain felt by the patient since there is no straightforward method of diagnosing the cause of the pain. But MRI can be a way of giving some clues to the doctor and help eliminate other possible causes and decide it is Trigeminal neuralgia.
HOW IS FACIAL PAIN TREATED?
The treatment typically depends upon the cause. In some cases, the pain may even go away without any treatment. Generally, pain medications may be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the facial pain that you experience is sudden and radiates from your chest or left arm, it may indicate a medical emergency. This can be a sign of an impending heart attack and you need to seek immediate medical help.