Head & Face

Head and Face Pain

Headaches and sinus infections are something we all experience at one time or another, but acute or chronic head and face pain can be debilitating. Ongoing and/or severe bouts of this type of pain, or craniofacial pain, is less common and requires specialist treatment to alleviate the pain in many circumstances. Head and face pain can be caused by many different issues. It could be a symptom of an underlying condition, due to lifestyle or workplace choices, or due to many other environmental factors.

  • Tension headache
  • Migraine
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial neuropathic pain
These are just some examples and reasons why a person may be suffering from head and face pain, but further investigation and treatment is always recommended.

Diagnosing Head and Face Pain

Correctly identifying the source of pain and the type of pain is part of what we do. We use the latest and most tried and tested methods for diagnosing any type of pain. Your appointment, diagnosis and treatment process will include: Full medical assessment Investigation and evaluation of yours and your family medical history relating to head and face pain, and related conditions Close and thorough examination of the head, face and neck Further testing including MRI scanning, X-Ray, ultrasounds and more as necessary Diagnosis and treatment options

Treatment Options for Head and Face Pain

No two people experience pain in the same way. We appreciate this and offer a combination and range of treatments which are fully tailored to the individual. Communication and consultation with the patient is key to every stage of the treatment process, ensuring you are offered different options to suit your situation. All our patients receive an individual treatment plan which may incorporate: Access to the latest and most effective analgesics Optional minimally invasive pain management procedures and therapies Complementary therapy options such as acupuncture Radio frequency treatments The options available to each patient will differ dependent on the nature of their pain and any associated conditions. In some cases, surgical procedures may be recommended to alleviate the pain and as with every other option, our professional and care-focused team are available to discuss this with you.

Making an Appointment

If you are living with severe or unmanageable head and/or face pain, we can help. You can get in touch today to book in an appointment at oe of our clinics and we’ll arrange your initial appointment to begin assessing and treating your pain. Contact us to find out more or to make an appointment.