Views Read Edit View history. Psychosocial interventions assume 2 models of chronic facial pain, namely "inactivity" and "over activity". None of the persons reported that surgery was beneficial, and in many cases the pain was worsened by surgery. Depression and anxiety are often associated with AFP, which are either described as a contributing cause of the pain, or the emotional consequences of suffering with unrelieved, chronic pain. Surgery may give a temporary remission from pain, but rarely is there a long term cure achieved via these measures. First, the Temple neurosurgeons at Jeanes Hospital will perform a complete neurological evaluation to rule out other possible conditions.
Journal of the California Dental Association.
Atypical facial pain