Atypical Facial Pain

Peripheral nerves extend throughout the body. When a peripheral nerve is damaged by injury or illness, it can affect the ability to feel and/or move. Typical symptoms include:
• Pain
• Tingling
• Numbness
• Sensitivity
• Weak muscles
Neuralgias of the face can result in transient or constant pain in the areas supplied by the various facial peripheral nerves. Medication and nerve blocks are common interventions. If pain persists, neuromodulation is a treatment option.