About Facial Pain
Facial pain can affect the face, eyes, nose, lips, teeth, gums and scalp. This varies from quick episodes of sharp and tingling pain to a constant dull aching or throbbing pain. Facial pain can result from trigeminal neuralgia, dental causes, facial bone disease, sinus disease, salivary gland problems, vascular problems or other problems. At UT Health Austin, we understand that facial pain prevents you from being fully present at work, at home, and with your family and friends; and we are dedicated to finding a solution.
Facial Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin
Our team of experts will utilize your medical history, your description of the symptoms, and a thorough physical and neurological examination to identify the cause of your pain. Your team will work with you to tailor a treatment plan individually designed to lessen the severity and frequency of your facial pain. Based on the type and severity of your facial pain, you may receive prescription medications, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, radiosurgery, or surgical decompression.
About Comprehensive Pain Management
Many complex pain conditions that adversely affect people’s lives. Comprehensive Pain Management at UT Health Austin recognizes this complexity and treats the whole person. Our approach to the whole person means that in addition to conventional pain treatments like medications and injections, we use exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills, so that our patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives.