There are several conditions causing facial pain. The most common ones are
Atypical facial pain
Myalia (muscle pain)
In some patients there may be overlapping symptoms
Atypical Facial Pain
Atypical Facial Pain (AFP) is a condition where other causes of facial pain are ruled out. It encompasses a wide range of facial/oral/dental pain. This condition is typically characterized by a burning, aching or cramping sensation. It is associated with neck ache, back ache, irritable bowel and itchy skin.
As other causes of facial pain is ruled out, this is usually due to psychological reasons(stress/ depression etc)
For some patients compression of the nerves to the face by blood vessel is known to cause facial pain/Neuralgia.
Usually it is a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes CT/MRI, xrays are done to eliminate other causes.
Amitriptyline (Triptyl, Elavil)
Counselling for depression, stress, anxiety
Hot and cold compresses
Treatment of precipitation causes
Alteration of life style – Physical exercise