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Facial Pain (Myofacial Pain) Summary

Description: Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.

Also Known As: Myofacial Pain; Face Pain; Craniofacial Pain; Neuralgic Facial Pain; Facial Pain, Neuralgic Show All >>

Networked: 759 relevant articles (74 outcomes, 109 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Facial Pain

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : FDA 198 Generic
  2. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 17 results : IBA
  3. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : IBA
  4. Sumatriptan (Imigran) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 32 Generic
  5. alpha-Fetoproteins (AFP) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 24 results : IBA
  6. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
  7. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 2 outcomes in 5 results : IBA
  8. Pindolol (LB 46) : 2 outcomes in 2 results : FDA 14 Generic
  9. Dothiepin (Dosulepin) : 2 outcomes in 2 results : IBA
  10. Pain-Free : 1 outcome 6 studies in 21 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Facial Pain

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  3. Headache (Headaches)
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  5. Neuralgia (Stump Neuralgia)
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Key Therapies for Facial Pain

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  1. Splints : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 12 results
  2. Injections : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 16 results
  3. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 19 results
  4. Radiotherapy : 3 outcomes in 6 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results
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