A 42-year-old member asked:
how do you test for trigeminal neuralgia?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No specific test: Tests that are performed are merely to rule out the presence of underlying factors such as multiple sclerosis or a tumor. A full exam is performed. After discussion of type and location of the pain, your doctor will eliminate possible causes. If it warrants further investigation, MRI may be ordered.
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A Verified Doctor answered
NO specific tests: Tn is a type of facial pain. Tn overlap with myofascial patterns. Don't wait to start care the pain can make you wish you were dead! think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture!
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Last updated Apr 26, 2016
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