If you have intense, constant facial pain that has been misdiagnosed and you’re still looking for answers, you may want to understand more about Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP). This condition is similar to more commonly known conditions such as Trigeminal Neuralgia or Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain, and the subtle differences in symptoms can cause Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain to be overlooked as a potential source of your pain.
While the causes of the condition can vary, patients also suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or myofascial pain syndrome may have a higher incidence of PIFP.
How PIFP Differs From Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia:
It’s important to understand the distinction between Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain, Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain, and Trigeminal Neuralgia as sometimes these conditions can be confused, leading to misdiagnosis.
In Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain patients often
In Trigeminal Neuralgia patients experience
Patients with Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain (PIFP) report symptoms such as:
Pain medications are largely ineffective in the treatment of PIPF. We can help you manage or relieve your pain through the use of innovative and advanced treatments such as: