Facial Pain Treatment in Singapore
There are many causes of facial pain. These include dental problems, sinus or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) issues, and nerve conditions. Sometimes viral illness may also bring about similar symptoms. Hence a thorough evaluation by a trained specialist is important in managing this condition.
In Singapore, facial pain is often readily treatable. Nerve pain (also known as Neuralgia), is a common cause of facial pain. Two common facial neuralgias are post-herpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. Post-herpetic neuralgia often arises after a zoster or shingles episode, while trigeminal neuralgia may manifest for a wide variety of reasons. These will require detailed assessments and treatment for effective pain control.
Seeking Trigeminal & Herpetic Neuralgia Treatment
Post Herpetic Neuralgia: This is a nerve pain arising after a zoster or shingles infection. Lasting more than three weeks after a shingles episode, pain is commonly described to be electric-like, sharp, and associated with sensitivity to light touch and even eating or drinking. Treatment for herpetic neuralgia includes review by a pain specialist, topical creams or patches, pain relievers, and nerve medications.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Commonly caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve, often due to contact with a blood vessel, pain is typically felt in the cheek or lower jaw. Pain can occasionally be experienced in the forehead. MRI scans are often required as part of the investigative process. Common treatment modalities include nerve medications, pain relievers, pain control procedures such as Radiofrequency Ablation, radiosurgery, or surgical decompression. These are the most established treatment options for Trigeminal Neuralgia in Singapore.
Get in Touch with Our Specialists Today
Our pain specialists at the Novena Pain Management Centre in Singapore are committed to helping you through effective pain relief management. With personalised treatment plans, we aim to develop management regimes before surgery is considered. Should you need to consult our pain doctors to find out more about trigeminal neuralgia and herpetic neuralgia treatment, get in touch.
We can be reached via telephone at +65 6694 3833 or email us at email@example.com. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.