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  • Facial Pain/Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Facial pain can result from a malfunctioning of the nerves that trigger theface’s movement. At Mount Sinai West, our goal is to understand what is causing facial pain, so we can develop the best possible treatment plan.

    Types of Facial Pain Conditions

    Trigeminal neuralgia: This pain, which originates in the brain’s trigeminal nerve, feels like bursts of sharp pain, often accompanied by a muscle spasm. When the disorder can be traced to a compression of an artery on the trigeminal nerve, neurosurgical microvascular decompression can alleviate pain.

    Atypical facial pain: This syndrome encompasses a wide group of facial pain problems, which cause chronic burning, aching, or cramping on one side of the face, sometimes extending into the upper neck or back of the scalp. Sometimes atypical facial pain can be treated at The Manhattan Center for Pain Management or The Headache Institute. The neurologists at Mount Sinai West will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment.

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