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What are the symptoms off atypical facial pain of the palate? Thanks

What are the symptoms off atypical facial pain of the palate? Thanks

Definition: Atypical Facial Pain (AFP, also termed atypical facial neuralgia,[1] chronic idiopathic facial pain,[2] or psychogenic facial pain),[3] is a type of chronic facial pain which does not fulfill any other diagnosis. Best explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atypical_facial_pain. See TMJ-orofacial pain doc for management. ...Read more

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Facial Pain (Definition)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, ...Read more


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I have tryd al the tabs for atypical facial pain of the palate none have worked wot next please help? They can't find wots causing the pain fed up :(

I have tryd al the tabs  for atypical facial pain of the palate none have worked wot next please help? They can't find wots causing the pain fed up :(

Pain: It is sometiimes very challenging to get the right diagnosis and find a drug that works... I would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in orofacial pain. Ww .Aaop.Org. ...Read more

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How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

Depends: Cranial sacral therapy is a viable alternative in certain cases of tmd. I often get referrals from chiropractors who say the adjustments that they perform on the patient does not hold. The bite (occusion) may be incorrect or out of alignment, causing the adjustments to fail. I would consult a TMJ specialist in conjunction with cranial sacral therapy. ...Read more

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Relating 2 my other q you asked who i seen a oral surgeon he said its atypical facial pain but 1 tooth hurts wen i drink cold fluids@sounds hollow ?

Relating 2 my other q you asked who i seen a oral surgeon he said its atypical facial pain but 1 tooth hurts wen i drink cold fluids@sounds hollow ?

Same: The symptoms of a tooth and atypical facial pain can be the same and make diagnosis more challenging. Keep working with a dentist that is familiar with both to get a good diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

Check it out: If you've had any type of facial pain on one side with swelling you should consult your dds for problems involving your wisdom tooth if one is present in the area or under the skin in the area. They can definitely cause facial pain and swelling especially if partially erupted or trying to cut through the skin. Check with your dds again, if they ignore it find one that will listen to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is aytipical facial pain and the symptoms please?

What is aytipical facial pain and the symptoms please?

Definition: Atypical Facial Pain (AFP, also termed atypical facial neuralgia,[1] chronic idiopathic facial pain,[2] or psychogenic facial pain),[3] is a type of chronic facial pain which does not fulfill any other diagnosis. Best explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atypical_facial_pain. See TMJ-orofacial pain doc for management. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the best medication 4 aytipical facial pain of the palate so i can suggest 2 my gp i'm in so much pain, giving up the wil I am ?

Could you please tell me the best medication 4 aytipical facial pain of the palate so i can suggest 2 my gp i'm in so much pain, giving up the wil I am ?

Atypical Facial Pain: There is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication for aytipical facial pain , only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. Ask your treating Orofacial Pain Specialist for medication selection according to your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial pain?

What is the definition or description of: Facial pain?

Definition: Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon or TMD-orofacial pain doc. ...Read more

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What would cause facial pain and headaches?

What would cause facial pain and headaches?

Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

Many causes : One cause of your condition could be trigeminal neuralgia.Trigeminal neuralgia is an inflammation of the trigeminal nerve causing extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. I would see someone to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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How do I relieve facial pain from a possible sinus?

How do I relieve facial pain from a possible sinus?

ENT or Oral Surgeon: See ENT doc. If no diagnosis or dental problem. See oral surgeon. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Help with facial pain. What can cause it? Face looks ok.

Help with facial pain.  What can cause it?  Face looks ok.

Many Causes: There are many causes of facial pain. It's important to get a thorough examination to determine proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Possible: But would wonder whether source of both might involve temperomandibular joint, other dental issues, or even cervical spondylosis, with referred pain, but could also be separate issue such as trigeminal neuralgia. Might seek dental opinion, and if not conclusive, might seek neurology approach. ...Read more

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Facial pain after being punched sat night. Is there something serious I should have checked or is it normal?

Facial pain after being punched sat night. Is there something serious I should have checked or is it normal?

Need to be examined: It may be something as simple as a bruise. However, there may also be a fracture that needs to be addressed. Only a proper clinical and radiographic exam can tell. ...Read more

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What are causes of facial pain and/or tightness?

What are causes of facial pain and/or tightness?

Many causes: There are many causes of facial pain- trauma, infection, tmj/tmd, side effect from meds, etc. If it lasts for awhile, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic facial pain?

What can cause  chronic facial pain?

Quite a few things..: Chronic facial pain may arise from a vast variety of issues-- a lowered connective tissue pain threshold ("myofascial pain", fibromyalgia), muscle spasm, musculoskeletal (tmj dysfunction), autoimmune disease (temporal arteritis), to neurological disorder (neuralgia, causalgia), dental or sinus infection, referred cardiac pain, or malignancy. A skilled doctor must ferret out the diagnostic clues. ...Read more

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How do I deal with chronic facial pain?

How do I deal with chronic facial pain?

Depends : It depends on type of pain you have. The best advice is to see a specialist ( neurologist or pain physician ). ...Read more

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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

Yes: If you are continuing to have pain after having a root canal, go back to the dentist or endodontist that provided the treatment and have them check to diagnose the reason for your continued pain. You may still have infection present or have another issue developing. ...Read more

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What could be causing my chronic earache and facial pain?

Evaluation Needed: The symptoms you have mentioned can from a myriad of pathology's so go to your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Sinus pressure: The added air pressure which occurs as a plane descends causes "squeeze" on air spaces such as sinuses and middle ears. "equalizing" (eg: holding your nose and pressurizing, or popping, your ears) early and often during descent is the key. ...Read more

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