Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Facial pain generally is not caused by cervical spine issues as the cervical nerves really don’t ascend into the head. Facial pain can be caused by cranial nerve involvement but these nerves are generally not affected by the cervical spine. The trigeminal nerve might be involved.

You do have cervical stenosis (“moderate spinal canal narrowing and moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing”) with some cord involvement (“Linear focus of T2/STIR signal hyperintensity within the right hemicord at the c6-c7 level is nonspecific”) and you may have had a prior cord injury without knowing it. Do you participate in neck risking activity (MTN biking, Skiing, skateboarding, contact sports??).

At this point, a neurologist would be the appropriate choice.

Dr. Corenman