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Have bulging discs, pain on left or right side, face numb, teeth sore. Why does my pain vary?

Hi my name is Grace, I HAVE c4 AND c5 BULGING DISCS. WHY DOES MY PAIN VARY? SOMETIMES IT IS SEVERE ON THE LEFT SIDE AND OTHER TIMES ON THE RIGH. SOMETIMES THE PAIN TRAVELS ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF MY HEAD NUMBING THE SIDE OF MY FACE AND MY TEETH GET REALLY SORE LIKE I HAVE A SEVERE TOOTH ACHE. COULD THIS BE DUE TO THE BULGING DISCS
Asked On : Thu, 10 May 2012
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
This may be the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. This condition can result in severe pain and numbness in the areas you describe. I suggest you see a neurologist for assessment. The usual treatment is carbamazipine or gabapentin. Paracetamol is not usually effective.
I hoipe this helps you.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger,
MBChB FRCA
Answered: Sun, 6 Apr 2014
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