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Does migraine affect the trigeminal nerve?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Likely the reverse: Although the mechanism of migraine is not fully understood, we do know that the dorsal nucleus of the trigeminal nerve does play a role in the process, and we do find symptoms over the face and neck which seem in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve sensory branches. However, trigeminal neuralgia is not related whatsoever.
Answered on Apr 10, 2014
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