There are many pain syndromes that involve portions of the face. Trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, carotidynia, and Costen's syndrome are a few. After all these are excluded, a group of patients will be found that have no underlying cause identified. These are the people with atypical facial pain. There are most commonly young women. The pain is usually constant, severe, and deep in the face.
Causes of Atypical Facial Pain
The cause is unknown.
Signs and Symptoms of Atypical Facial Pain
Atypical facial pain is continuous, severe, and intolerable. It most commonly occurs in the area below the cheek. There are no trigger points. Depression, anxiety, or hysteria may accompany the disorder.
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