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A 43-year-old member asked:

trigeminal neuralgia means pain where?

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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 31 years experience
The face: Trigeminal neuralgia refers to a specific pain pattern from irritation from a specific nerve in the face. There are specific treatments which are usually effective but require evaluation by an appropriately trained specialty consultant.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Facial pain: Trigeminal neuralgia causes an intense, lightening-like facial pain. It has been described as the most painful condition known to man. It most often begins after the age of 50 . There are several treatment options including medications and surgeries. If you or someone you know has this condition, see your doctor for referral to a specialist.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management 32 years experience
Face: Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve. Pain may be limited to one, two or all three areas of face.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia involves the face, usually on just one side and can involved the forehead, eye, cheek and jaw. Bilateral TN is usually only seen in patients with MS.

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What is the most effective treatment for the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

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Tough Problem: This problem is tough to treat. But the approved treatments which may or may not be the "best" treatments usually involve tegretol, the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants, nerve blocks and ablation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is referred pain a common occurance with Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
NO: Trigeminal neuralgia is an intense focalized facial pain lasting over a period of a few seconds. I do not understand what you are asking, as you do not express where the "referred pain" is localized. But, generically, and classically, the attacks of facial pain are localized, focalized, and relatively stereotypical.

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