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Is Trigeminal Neuralgia Very Serious
The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
YES! If not treated.: 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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
does trigeminal neuralgia start mildly and then progresses? or it starts suddenly with the serious stabbing?
Trigem neuralgia: The presentation is variable. See your neurologist for an examination in order to secure the diagnosis ...Read more
Can trigeminal neuralgia be a very severe ache instead of stabbing pain and last about 5 mins and happen about 8 times a day? Pain Started yesterday
Yes, atypical TN: See a neurologist or Orofacial Pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?
My doctor told me that "trigeminal neuralgia is a severe spastic, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve." What does this mean?
It's dictionary time: Clearly you haven't bothered to look up the meanings of the terms used. "Trigeminal" refers to the 5th cranial nerve; "neur + algia" = nerve + pain; lancinating = stabbing. You can figure this out. Look up trigeminal neuralgia. Definitely look at pictures. This is not beyond your comprehension. You're not doing yourself any favors by wanting it spoon-fed to you. Self-education is empowering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father has MS has severe trigeminal neuralgia to the point of not being able to eat. His neurologist has him on med00s not working ideas/places?
Gamma knife: If your dad has maxed out on medical therapy (typically medications such as carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, phenytoin, baclofen, etc) then he should be referred to a neurosurgeon with expertise in gamma knife surgery. You should be able to locate such a specialist in any major metropolitan area, often affiliated with a university. Good luck; it is a very painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve. This is thought to be the cause but you may still have tn even if the MRI does not show anything as the vessels are quite small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few years ago i was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I don't have it anymore. What are the chances of my tn coming back?
Why don't nurses know about trigeminal neuralgia.I had a septoplasty to see if it would relieve it.Not one nurse knew what it was, ?
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