Genese JS. J Am Osteopath Assoc ; 7 — Whiplash injury is often caused by rear-end motor vehicle collisions. Symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness or arm pain or numbness are common with whiplash injury. The author reports a case of right facial numbness and right cheek pain after a whiplash injury. Osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques applied at the level of the cervical spine, suboccipital region, and cranial region alleviated the patient's facial symptoms by treating the right-sided strain of the trigeminal nerve.
Facial Numbness Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Facial Problems, Noninjury | Michigan Medicine
Facial pain and numbness are common symptoms with a variety of causes; rarely, it is an initial sign of perineural infiltration of malignant tumors. Here, we report 3 challenging cases, all presenting with pain and numbness of the cheek as the primary symptoms. Upon referral, there were neither signs of severe illness nor information about previous malignant diseases, while the diagnostic work-ups revealed additional involvement of the facial nerve in 2 of the cases. Surgical removal of the perineural tissue around the infraorbital nerve revealed perineural invasion by a squamous carcinoma. A more thorough review of their medical histories revealed that all 3 of the patients had had previous facial skin cancer. Numbness or pain in the cheek may represent perineural invasion of a facial cutaneous carcinoma. This review of 3 cases addresses the necessity of identifying previous incidences of skin cancer in the medical history.
What Causes Numbness in the Left Side of the Face?
Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Facial problems can be caused by a minor problem or a serious condition. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, or facial weakness or numbness. You may feel these symptoms in your teeth, jaw, tongue, ear, sinuses, eyes, salivary glands, blood vessels, or nerves.
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