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What are the major presenting symptoms of tic douleureux?

What are the major presenting symptoms of tic douleureux?

Pain: This effects the trigeminal nerve, which innervates the face. It presents with severe pain on one side of the face. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Tic douleureux?

What is the definition or description of: Tic douleureux?

Tic douloureux: Tic douloureux or trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. It stems from one or more branches of the nerve that supplies sensation to the face, the trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tic douleureux?

Control the pain: Medications like Phenytoin or Carbamazepine and baclofen. If drugs fail nerve blocks or surgical procedure to reduce sensitivity of the nerve are an option.Gamma radiotherapy is non-invasive ...Read more

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Can a chronic discomfort on upper lip, nose be trigeminal neuralgia? The pain is barely noticeable, just mild. No paroxysmal stabbing pain at all.

Can a chronic discomfort on upper lip, nose be trigeminal neuralgia? The pain is barely noticeable, just mild. No paroxysmal stabbing pain at all.

Neuralgia : Neuralgia means nerve pain, so you have that but you do not sound like you have the syndrome of trigeminal neuralgia, which is a diffuse unilateral neuralgia of the entire 5th cranial nerve that originates at the brainstem, usually due to vascular compression syndrome. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with facial nerve neuralgia "tic douloureux". I need to see a good neurologist without a god complex. Help? My family doctor recommended george rederich, md and neurologist. He is on vacation until march 28. I cannot live with this pain th

Been diagnosed with facial nerve neuralgia "tic douloureux".  I need to see a good neurologist without a god complex. Help? My family doctor recommended george rederich, md and neurologist. He is on vacation until march 28. I cannot live with this pain th

The : The best idea may be to call your local hospital and ask for the neurology floor, and then ask a nurse for a good recommendation. The nurses will usually be very helpful with this as they know the doctors well. You could also ask your doctor for another recommendation. I am sorry you are having to go through this. ...Read more

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How common is chronic pain?

Very common: Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease/stroke, and diabetes combined. Over 80 million americans experience chronic pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic pain?

How can I treat chronic pain?

IV Myer's: I have had great success with my patients with chronic pain using a combination of IV nutritional support (myer's cocktail) along with msm 5 gm/ vit c 2 gm 3x/day. This anti-oxidant power house is great at relieving the oxidative stress that perpetuates the pain cycle, neuro feedback is also shown to help break the cycles of pain (www.Clearmindcenter.Com). ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from chronic pain?

Sigh...: Unfortunately, jag, that is one of the great unanswered questions. We do know however that without an intact pain system, people start to damaging themselves immediately. Without pain we do not know how to avoid damaging our bodies. People born without an intact pain system do not live long. We are not allowed to modify the pain system very much. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for chronic pain?

Depends...: .......On what's causing the pain. The first step is to find out the reason why you have pain. There are many approaches, including neural therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, manual treatments (manipulation, massage, etc.), neurotransmitter therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) (Definition)

Tic Douleureux, also called trigeminal neuralgia, is a nerve condition that consists of brief episodes of sharp facial pain. This pain is often only on one side, and typically only affects the cheek and the skin near the eye. ...Read more