Is Pseudotumor Cerebri ever associated with facial numbness and facial twitching? Also, how does a physician differentiate between Pseudotumor Cerebri and Malignant Hypertension since one of the major things that they both have in common is increase in blood pressure and increased cranial pressure?
I have recently been diagnosed with PTC and have been unable to find out if maybe this is why my face is numb and twitchy all the time. Recently, I have gone from it being only on the right side of my face to both sides and my eyes twitch at the same time and make it impossible to read, concentrate and at times even to stand up because it throws me off balance. It seems to twitch and go numb more right before and during my headaches. My doctor seemed to think that it might be stress but its freaking me out as it is getting more and more regular. I am currently taking Diamox 500mg 2x per day with an extra 250mg dosage...
If self care techniques for TMJ Disorder do not relieve your pain, your physician might recommend moving forward with treatment more involved than self care. This can include: Imaging: MRI, CT, X-Rays (Panorex, Tomogram, etc.) and other imaging techniques can be used to determine the state of the joints and surrounding tissues as well as determine what treatment may be the most appropriate. MRI's are primarily used for visualizing soft tissue such as discs and muscles, while CT scans show bone in great detail. X-Rays give a basic look at the joints and their relationship with your occlusion (the way your teeth fit together). Splint Therapy: Splints, nightguards, biteplates and NTI's (all words for similar devices) are the most common treatment for jaw related pain and muscle disorders. Injections: Trigger point injections are injections to address knots in muscles that cause pain. They can be done with anesthetic only, that is, without epinephrine or anti-infla...
TMD; Temporomandibular joint disorders; Temporomandibular muscle disorders
Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders may be:
Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
Clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth
Dull, aching pain in the face
Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw
Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
Signs and tests
You may need to see more than one medical specialist for your TMJ pain and symptoms, such as your primary care provider, a dentist, or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, depending on your symptoms.
A thorough examination may involve:
A dental examination to show if you have poor bite alignment
Feeling the joint and connecting muscles for tenderness
Pressing around the head for areas that are sensitive or painful
Sliding the teeth from side to side
Watching, feeling, and...
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