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A 34-year-old member asked:

Will the trigeminal nerve ever heal if damaged?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. See a Pain Specialist for treatment options. Nerve Injuries take a long time to heal.
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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 35 years experience
Maybe: One others causes of trigeminal neuralgia occurs because the nerve was damaged and heals I appropriately causing the pain. It can repair itself to have no pain but usually takes time.
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 41 years experience
Trigeminal nerve: Healing and repair depends on the amount and severity of the injury. Also the mechanism of injury is a factor in the recovery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can the trigeminal nerves ever heal?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Some do Some don't: Depends on how bad the injury to the nerve was. I would suggest you see a specialist in nerve injury to assess your healing. If the nerve heals it will likely take some time since nerves heal slowly.
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