Headache & Facial Pain

Headache & Facial Pain

Headache and facial pain are the common complaints that may be very bothersome and can make the patient go from one doctor to another.

Generally most patients arrive and say they have migraine or they have sinus headache. But one should understand that headache is more than these

Due to the involvement of many fields of medicine in this aspect it is very important to have detail medical history, which may point towards the diagnosis.

Headaches and facial pain can be of various types:

  • Vascular headache
    • Migraine
    • Cluster headache
    • Sluder's neuralgia
    • Temporal arteritis
  • Tension type headache
  • Pain of dental origin
  • Rhinological pain or pain due to nasal conditions
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Neuralgic pain
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
    • Post herpetic neuralgia
  • Myofascial pain