I just re-read your original post that documented your surgical & health history. I’m so sorry you’re still having pain at that level. Have you ever found out how much of your styloid was removed & if the styloidhyoid ligament was removed? I know you said in a follow-up scan the resection looked “good” but that doesn’t say whether or not there is a lot of the styloid left behind. It does sound like your surgeon had huge regrets though that doesn’t help resolve your pain.
I know that in light of your first surgery, you probably aren’t considering a second to remove your other styloid, but it might help. Having one out does create an imbalance in the neck that can allow the remaining styloid to put additional pressure on the cranial nerves in the area. Sorry if this sounds like an insensitive suggestion, but maybe leaving no stone unturned at this juncture is a thought.
How did the nasal lidocaine work? Any help at all?
You might be interested in the Two Minute Neuroscience series on YouTube. There is one 2-minute video for each of the cranial nerves & other neurological info. The nerves most often affected by ES are the facial, glossopharyngeal, trigeminal, accessory, hypoglossal & vagus.