A 39-year-old member asked:
what is trigeminal neuralgia?
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Dentistry 23 years experience
Nerve disorder: The fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) is affected in this disorder. A neuralgia is a condition of unknown etiology that causes severe pain when areas of the nerve are stimulated. Trigeminal neuralgia can have areas of the face or mouth sends sharp pains when barely touched. Tic doloreaux is common which appears as a nervous twitch around the eye of the side that is affected.
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A Verified Doctor answered
Facial shock pain!: Tn is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. Don't wait it is not cancer but 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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Dentistry 39 years experience
Facial pain: The pain is commonly a sharp shooting pain typically felt in the area of the upper or lower jaw on one side of the face. It is a nerve condition where pain signals are sent to the brain without a cause for the pain.
Usually other causes of pain like a tooth ache are 1st ruled out.
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Neurology 34 years experience
Type of facial pain: Electrical shocks in region of trigeminal nerve of face. Severe, intermittent, debilitating pain. Some have more constant pain. 70% controlled by tegretol. Some require nerve destructive procedures, focused radiation, or separation of blood vessel from trigeminal nerve.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?
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Neurology 24 years experience
No: It can be very painful, to the point of causing difficulty speaking or eating, and it can sometimes be caused by a tumor, but
trigeminal neuralgia itself is not life threatening, not associated with other neurologic dysfunction, and rarely causes significant disability.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can anyone get trigeminal neuralgia?
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Neurology 39 years experience
Yes: It is rarely seen in individuals less than 35 years of age, is more common in woman than in men. When seen in the younger population, the presentation is frequently bilateral and is associated with multiple sclerosis. It is rare for both sides to be active at the same time. Commonly used narcotic analgesics have little effect on this type of pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How is trigeminal neuralgia diagnosed?
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Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Clinical exam: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where sharp, electrical pain affects the face along one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. There is typical and atypical types of trigeminal neuralgia. Your neurosurgeon or neurologist should be able to examine you and make a diagnosis. Brain MRI scans are usually done to make sure there are no tumors or ms.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is trigeminal neuralgia?
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Pain Management 39 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Usually over the face , and mandible region.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
How to treat trigeminal neuralgia?
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Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trigeminal neuralgia: Tegretol, Klonopin, gabapentin, botox, microsurgical decompression, gamma Knife, radiofrequency therapy, balloon compression, glycerol injection. Best to start with medications first, proceed to more invasive treatment if unresponsive to more conservative treatment.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2019
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