Facial pain is a debilitating condition that is often chronic and patients have commonly spent a large amount of time and money attempting to find the answers to its cause and often to no avail.
Do you suffer from face, tooth, jaw or head pain? If you do – read on….
Facial pain encompasses a variety of symptoms and locations but most commonly it presents as single or double-sided pain in the jaw, check, ear, tooth, neck and/or headaches.
These symptoms may be worst first thing in the morning (if you are a night grinder or clencher) but otherwise can be aggravated throughout the day.
It is very common for sufferers to limit the foods they eat ie hard foods, nuts, chewing gum along with limiting the amount they open their mouth when talking, laughing, smiling etc in order to limit the amount of pain they suffer.
Facial pain is most commonly suffered by females – 4:1 x that of males. Very frequently sufferers have a history of neck issues or injury in the past and they need not be suffering from any neck pain at all at the time of their facial pain.
There are a large number of causative factors which commonly interact to cause tightness in the facial muscles and hence cause facial pain. Some of these causes are listed below: