Treatment with medication can reduce the symptoms of atypical facial pain. Some people may need to continue taking medications for a prolonged period of time. Your doctor works with you to eventually lessen your need for medication while maintaining a pain-free life. Because pain symptoms may return and flare up occasionally, your medications or dosages may need to be readjusted from time to time.
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The facial pain specialists at NYU Langone help you to manage your pain and fine-tune the medication dosage to ensure you live with as little pain as possible. Several follow-up appointments are scheduled with your care team to ensure that your symptoms are improving.
Psychological counseling can also be helpful to address the daily challenge of living with a chronic condition. NYU Langone is home to licensed psychologists who specialize in pain management. Our psychologists can teach you coping techniques for living with a chronic condition, such as relaxation training. They can also offer an appropriate treatment approach, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to those in need of additional support.
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