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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Not believed so: TN is not believed to occur as the result of exercises placing stress on the neck nor positions which cause blood to "rush to the head." Some causes are DIRECT COMPRESSION of the nerve itself by a tumor, aneurysm, AVM, or blood vessel nicking the nerve. Surgeries, strokes, or MS can also cause damage to the myelin covering of the nerve causing pain. Need More info?www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi

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Last updated Feb 16, 2015

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