Facial Pain

Chronic Facial Pain - Interview with Mr Adrian M Agius


Not all chronic facial pain is chronic sinusitis. In this interview, Mr Adrian Agius, ENT surgeon discusses the differential diagnosis and management of chronic facial pain, highlighting the fact that a significant proportion of chronic facial pain has a neurological cause and can be managed with appropriate treatment.

Is 'Sinus' pain really sinusitis? Agius AM, Jones NS, Muscat R. Br J Hosp Med 2014; 75 (10): 696-701

Abstract

 

So-called ‘sinus pain’ is a common complaint in GP and ENT clinics, and patients often receive treatment with antibiotics and decongestants. Recent evidence suggests however that facial pain may not be related to the sinuses at all and that doctors may have to rethink their prescribing strategy.