Facial Pain: Evaluation and Treatment in the Emergency RoomWilliam Mullally* and Kathryn Hall
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- William Mullally
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Received Date: February 23, 2016; Accepted Date: February 29, 2016; Published Date: March 07, 2016
Citation: Mullally W, Hall K (2016) Facial Pain: Evaluation and Treatment in the Emergency Room. Emergency Med 6:311. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000311
Copyright: © 2016 Mullally W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Facial pain and headache are common complaints of patients presenting to a hospital emergency room and clinicians, in general, are more comfortable evaluating and treating the primary and secondary headache syndromes. The evaluation of facial pain, however, provides more of a challenge, as medical personnel are often not as well versed in the differential diagnosis of the disorders that are the source of the discomfort. Our goal in this paper is to provide an easy framework for the acute evaluation and treatment of patients presenting to the emergency room with facial pain that is not the result of a primary headache disorder.