A 33-year-old member asked:
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could acupressure cause facial pain from the trigeminal nerve?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably: While i've never heard of this happening, i'm sure it's possible that pressure on the area right in front of the ear (where the trigeminal nerve comes out) could irritate the nerve and cause pain.
Answered on Jun 11, 2015
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Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Facial pain: Yes it could.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: It is possible if the nerve is irritated. You may need to go to the doctors to be evaluated to make sure you have normal nerve function.
Answered on Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible, unlikely: Possible but unlikely. See orofacial-TMJ pain specialist for exam/diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 11, 2015

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