Why do I have facial pain if my CT is normal? 

Sinusitis and sinus inflammation can cause facial discomfort and in some cases of severe infection can cause pain.  However, when a CT is normal it is VERY unlikely that the source of facial pain is the sinuses.  In these situation, true headache (migraine, cluster, muscle tension) is a much more likely diagnosis.  In patients where this is the case it is common to have been treated for sinus disease without improvement and a neurologic evaluation is appropriate.  

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