Face Pain

Face Pain | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Face Pain


Facial pain can have a multitude of different causes like migraine headaches, dental problems,

TMJ or temperomandibular joint dysfunction, and neuropathic facial pain. Trigeminal neuralgia,

irritation of the nerve that brings sensory information to the brain, is a usual culprit of face pain

as it is triggered by many activities like smiling and eating. Irritation of the sphenopalatine

ganglia, which is right behind the nose, may also cause facial pain particularly the front part of

the face. Facial pain that starts at the back of the head sometimes radiating to the face may be

caused by occipital neuralgia.


  • Migraine medication
  • Removal or treatment/injection of root of dental pain
  • Steroid injection into temperomandibular joint
  • Ibuprofen
  • Nerve blocks
  • Antidepressants
  • Opioids

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