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Headache & Facial Pain Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Headache & Facial Painspecialists.

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

Neurology department emerges in response to the growing impact of neurological diseases in the population.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital Velmar

Welcome to our Private Hospital, where a friendly and courteous team of medical specialists with a wealth of scientific knowledge and ethical standards is committed to taking care of your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide unmatched medical care by constantly innovating and investing in the tr

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Hospital Velmar

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Hospital Médica Sur

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Hospital Country 2000

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at San Fernando Hospital

Clínica Anglo Americana

The Otoneurology laboratory is the first center specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders (vertigo, dizziness and instability) installed in the country.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital San Jose TecSalud

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Hospital San Jose TecSalud

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at San Javier Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at San Angel Hospital

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Headache & Facial Pain is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

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About Headache & Facial Pain

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Headache and Facial Pain

A headache is a continuous pain in the head. Facial pain is pain felt in the facial area which includes the eyes and mouth.


What causes facial pain?
  • Sinus infections (sinusitis): This is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • Deviated septum: This happens when the nasal septum (a thin structure separating the two sides of the nose) is not in the middle of the nose
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders: These are problems affecting the muscles and joints which connect the skull to the jaw on both sides of the head.
  • Hypoparathyroidism: This is a rare condition which occurs when the parathyroid glands in the neck produce insufficient parathyroid hormone (PTH)
  • Salivary gland infections (sialadenitis): These occur when a viral or bacterial infection affects the salivary gland or duct.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN): This is a condition which leads to intense pain in part or all of the face.
  • Temporal arteritis: This occurs when the temporal arteries become damaged or inflamed.
  • Mumps: This is a disease caused by a virus and is transmitted trough nasal secretions, saliva, and personal close contact. It is contagious.
  • Glaucoma: This is an eye condition which damages the optic nerve.
  • Acoustic neuroma: This is a benign tumor which grows on the nerve that connects your ear and your brain.
  • Fibromyalgia: This is a chronic disorder which results in widespread unexplained pain in the tender points in joints and muscles.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS): This a chronic autoimmune disease which affects the central nervous system
  • Polymyalgia rheumatic: This is an inflammatory disorder which causes muscle stiffness and pain.

Primary Headache Syndromes
  • Migraine: This is a throbbing, unilateral pain
  • Cluster headache: This occurs as minutes to hours of severe unilateral temporal headache, which occurs in grouped attacks over several weeks to months.
  • Tension headache: This causes mild to moderate pain. The pain is usually bilateral and nonpulsatile.

Secondary Facial Pain and Headache
  • Secondary facial pain and headache are usually attributed to the following causes.
  • Vascular headache
  • Head trauma and neck trauma
  • Disorders of cranial and facial structures such as orbital pain, otalgia, cervical spine disorder
  • Substance abuse or withdrawal such as caffeine withdrawal
  • Oral cavity and craniomandibular pain
  • Nonvascular intracranial disorders such as hydrocephalus, tumor
  • Infection such as meningitis
  • Homeostasis disorders such as hypoxia, hypertension
  • Central and Idiopathic Facial Pain and Headache
  • Two main idiopathic disorders that cause a headache and facial pains are midfacial segment pain (a tension-type headache of the midrace) and atypical facial pain (a constant deep unilateral pain)

Diagnosis
  • History: The doctor will ask you questions to try and diagnose the cause of a headache or facial pain. The doctor will ask about the onset, location, duration and relieving factors of the pain. They may also ask about you or your family’s medical history with conditions such as sinusitis, rhinitis, and hyposmia. A full list of medications in use should be given to the doctor.
  • Physical examination: The doctor will perform a comprehensive physical examination of the head and neck. This includes testing of trigger points, jaw clicks, palpation for points of tenderness and testing of the cranial nerves.
  • Imaging tests
  • Noncontrast CT of the sinuses
  • MRA
  • MRI

Treatment

Treatment is usually determined by the possible causes of a headache or facial pain. In most cases, your doctor will consult with other specialists such as the otolaryngologist, neurologist, dentists and oral surgeons.

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