Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 16, 2021
  • Author: Stanley J Krolczyk, DO, RPh; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) defined?

What is the prevalence of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

What is the prognosis of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

Presentation

What is the focus of clinical history to evaluate for persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from trigeminal neuralgia?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from postherpetic neuralgia?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from cluster headache?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from cluster-tic syndrome?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from SUNCT syndrome?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from icepick headache?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from Raeder syndrome?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from thalamic pain syndrome?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from hemicrania continua?

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) differentiated from migraine?

Which physical findings are characteristic of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain?

Workup

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) diagnosed?

Treatment

How is persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) treated?

Which medications are used in the treatment of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

What is the role of neurosurgery in the treatment of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

How is pain managed in persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

What is the role of acupuncture and neuromuscular reeducation in the treatment of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP)?

Which medications in the drug class Antiemetic Agents are used in the treatment of Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain?

Which medications in the drug class Anesthetics, Topical are used in the treatment of Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, TCAs are used in the treatment of Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain?