Atypical Facial pain With Stabbing, electrical components as well as TMD
My wife is suffering badly with some neurological problem. She has excrusiating pain on the left side of her head. She says it feels like something a vein, artery, or bone hitting against a nerve in the temple region. Feels like it is hitting and sometimes squeezing. Most of the time its in the temple region and if it is not there it will burn and throb all the way down the side of the face near the ear. She is crying all the time, and has no relief from the pain. It been almost over 2 and a half years since this has been every day 24/7 and she is waking up with the pain saying she cannot handle it anymore. She does not have Medicare like I do, and cannot get much done. We have tried alternative treatments such as acupuncture, cupping, Infa-red Laser, osteopath, chiropractor as well as a few prolotherapy shots. She feels that there is no hope and feels at the end of her rope. She is always saying to me that no human being should be in this type of pain. No one should have to endure this.. Even an animal would be put out of their mistery if they were in this type of horrible pain. Why should we be left to suffer in an undignified manner. We are besides ourselves in this matter. She had to stay with her parents in Canada, as she is able to get more people around her to care for her there, as I was not able to handle it myself.
This has ruined her life, her quality of living, and her hope, and our marriage. The only thing that has showed up on an MRI is displaced TMJ discs, and some neurologist said it is some atypical facial pain, but she has the knifelike electrical components to this pain. Everytime she went to a TMJ specialist they told her oh its nothing much if you have that much pain it must be neuralgia, and then the Neurologist are saying its TMD. She has gotten no where for all her effort. Everyone has kind of passed the buck. Now she is so sick she can hardly travel. There are few doctors in either places that really know what to do about this. If anyone out there has any suggestions, any ideas, or a similar experience, please contact us here..