My husband was suffering similar pain a couple years ago. He finally found relief with physical therapy. They tried several different things before finding exercises which help. Now as long as he maintains his exercises, he is doing well. We were shocked that physical therapy helped.
For trigeminal nerve pain (upper jaw to ear)? If so, I can start looking those ideas up online. I've done PT before for radial/carpal nerve pain (didn't help, but worth a try), but have no idea if it could be something for head stuff - hence the question. (If I get extra time later this morning, then I can just google it myself to check if you're not back on here. For the moment I'm just catching up on the Hive waiting for hubby to get up to start our day - sort of my "me" time.)
Check for any things that could be causing inflammation and treat those?
FWIW, my mom's back pain (major scoliosis, burst disc, treated with major pain pills multiple times per day) went down to no pain pills daily after she got her two miniscule breast cancer sites removed. And my repetitive stress injury caused by a compressed nerve flares up MAJORLY after my flu shot because of the inflammation.
So anything that treats inflammation might offer some level of relief.
That's pretty impressive. I'd have never guessed those two things could be linked at all. I have to admit I'm not really sure what else treats inflammation (for us minions) besides ibuprofen. I've tried turmeric in the past, but that didn't seem to do anything. Upping salt combined with lowering fluid sure seems to help my other issues, but doesn't touch this one (for better or worse). I'm actually at a pretty low fluid point now (not dehydrated low) as my body is thirsty (rarely happens), but the other issues feel quite a bit better so it's tough to want to actually drink anything. I made my morning tea anyway. I don't really want to kill my kidneys. It's just nice to have a little bit of a break first.
I made a mental note while in Jordan that folks there don't consume nearly as much liquid as we do in the US - even the Bedouin (perhaps esp the Bedouin). And it tends toward hot... plus is in the desert... so my mind has entertained the thought wondering if we really need as much fluid as we're told. What I don't know is if they have more kidney issues (or similar) later in life. They smoke far more than we do too and I suspect that doesn't have terrific results later on either.
Some massage therapists, chiropractors, and cranial sacral (sp?) folks have Tens Units. Can't really remember the chain of events that led me to the person who used it on me, but likely it started in an alternative health "newspaper" from a local health food store.
ETA: Maybe I'm thinking microcurrent - not sure that's the same as Tens Unit.
I'm going to make a quick guess that going out and "accidentally" putting my face up against the electrified portion of our pony fence probably isn't the same either.
(But thanks for the thought. I'd definitely want to try that one first seeing the cost of buying a unit. I just couldn't resist typing what my brain continued on with after reading your ETA. )