What is Intractable Facial Pain?
Unexplained, atypical facial pain that causes significant discomfort and does not respond to conventional therapies.
Mr. Ajit (name changed), 34 years old is a businessman. His work involves a lot of verbal communication with his clients.
2 years ago, he gradually started having facial pain on the right side. This pain started aggravating gradually and would increase on talking for 2 to 3 minutes.
Ajit consulted numerous doctors in the city of Pune. The list included 4 General Practitioners, 2 M.D. Physicians, 1 Neurophysician and 1 Neurosurgeon. A number investigations were done which involved Blood Tests, CT scan, MRI, EMG and NCV. This ruled out any Space Occupying Lesion (SOL), infections, nerve lesions or any brain disorders. He had no surgical history and neither dental issues in the past. There was reduced Vitamin B12 in his blood but was not much of a significance. He was prescribed Vitamin supplementations, NSAIDS and a few protocols of steroids too.
Ajit could hardly notice any recovery with the medications. His lifestyle was getting hampered. His business had stopped and Ajit had started refraining from his friends to due to his inability to talk.
He was referred for Physiotherapy. On detailed clinical examination it was noticed that he had mild swelling on his face, neck and behind the ear. He also experienced migraine like symptoms which involved mild to moderate headache. Ajit also experienced slight blurring of vision in right eye. Neck movement was affected.
Ajit was treated with Quantum Resonance Therapy for a period of 3 weeks. He was given Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) 4 times a week to the neck region and upper back region.
Magneto Mechanical Oscillator (MMO) was given to the face, neck, inter-scapular and subscapular region along with axilla – twice a week.
Lymphatic Technique of Kinesiotaping was done to drain the edema from the face and neck. This was followed by Muscle Activation Technique to activate and strengthen the muscles.
Ajit was prescribed a set of exercises for his face and the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). He was also asked to read paragraphs aloud as a part of his exercise session.
3 weeks of continuous treatment brought in significant changes in Ajit’s health condition. Swelling and facial puffiness had reduced, neck movements improved and most importantly – the duration of talking improved. There is almost no pain while talking. He can now talk at length without pain.
Ajit’s journey to recovery in his own words:
Hey there, I’m Ajit. Let me tell you about a time when life took an unexpected turn, and I had to face an unexplainable pain that turned my world upside down. I used to work as a businessman in Pune, you know, lots of talking with clients, negotiating deals, and all that jazz. But then, out of nowhere, this pain started creeping up on the right side of my face. It was like this annoying ache that just wouldn’t leave me alone.
The weird part was, the more I talked, the worse it got. Can you imagine? I’d start a conversation, all normal and fine, but after just a couple of minutes, it’s like someone’s jabbing a needle into my face. It was frustrating, to say the least. Trying to make deals and discuss stuff with clients became this painful ordeal, and I’d have to cut conversations short. Picture me in a meeting, trying to talk business, but I can’t get through a sentence without wincing in pain. It was like my face had turned into this battleground where words meant agony.
But it didn’t stop at work. Hanging out with friends? Yeah, that became a challenge too. Imagine sitting with your buddies, wanting to chime in, share a funny story, or just laugh along. But every time I tried, that stabbing pain would show up, stealing my words and my smile. So, instead of bonding, I found myself sitting on the sidelines, unable to join the fun. It’s like I was isolated from the camaraderie that used to be so easy.
Even at home, it wasn’t any better. Imagine trying to chat with family, catch up on the day’s events, or just have a heart-to-heart talk. But each sentence felt like a chore, as if I had to brace myself for the pain that would come with it. So, you can see how this wasn’t just a physical thing; it started affecting my emotional connections too. Picture me desperately wanting to connect with my family, but my own pain getting in the way.
Work, friendships, family – everything was tainted by this relentless pain. It was like living in a constant battle, with pain as my uninvited companion. But then, things changed. I was introduced to Quantum Resonance Therapy (QRT). I admit, I was skeptical at first. But I was also desperate for a way out of this pain prison. So, I gave it a shot.
And you won’t believe the difference it made. Slowly, as I went through the treatments, I started feeling changes. The swelling on my face and neck – it went down. I actually started looking like myself again. And the best part? I could talk without that searing pain! It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Imagine me sitting in a café with friends, cracking jokes and joining conversations without worrying about pain. Or being at home, laughing and chatting with my family without that constant dread. Even work meetings became less of a struggle. I could present my ideas without my own voice turning against me.
So, that’s my journey. From being trapped in this cycle of pain to finding relief through QRT. It’s like I’ve got my life back – my business, my friendships, and my family connections. The pain might have tried to steal those moments, but I fought back. And now, I’m standing here, sharing my story, hoping it might help someone else fighting their own battles. Because trust me, when you find relief after so much pain, it’s like being given a second chance at life.