A small study published in June suggested that almost 9% of migraineurs have facial pain during an attack. Now this is of course another of those chicken-and-egg questions, because some of those patients likely have jaw issues that are triggering migraine attacks. But others simply have migraine attacks that cause the facial pain. Read about the study from Germany, Prevalence of facial pain in migraine: a population-based study.
In fact, in rare cases, there is something rare called isolated facial migraine, where the pain in the face is the main feature of the migraine.
Sometimes treatment for the jaw is needed, such as an NTI-tss device. In other cases, when the pain is coming from the migraine attack, simply treating migraine as a whole will solve the facial pain issue as well.
What about you? Do you have facial pain during an attack? What’s it like?