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Can a Vitrectomy cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Can a Vitrectomy cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Generally no: A vitrectomy generally does not cause trigeminal neuralgia. If you are having symptoms consistent with trigeminal neuralgia please speak with your physician or make a virtual appointment for further discussion. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for  postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Yes indicated: Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. ...Read more

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Is migraineous neuralgia a component of trigeminal neuralgia?

Is migraineous neuralgia a component of trigeminal neuralgia?

Migraineous: Neuralgia is not related to trigeminal neuralgia, but can be and often is mediated by the trigeminal nerve or brain stem nuclei. ...Read more

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Could you get glaucoma while having peeipheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflammation?

Could you get glaucoma while having peeipheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflammation?

Not related: Your diagnoses & symptoms are not causally related to glaucoma risk development. However, if you have other risk factors, such as increased intraocular pressure, positive family history of glaucoma, thin corneal thickness, african american ethnicity, & advancing age, you may develop glaucoma. ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last for 1 day?

Comments: You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a brain tumor if you had just one day of facial pain. But might see a dentist, and check for jaw or tooth issues. ...Read more

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Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Is trigeminal neuralgia a symptom of multiple sclerosis?

Possibly: Trigeminal neuralgia in a younger adult may be caused by multiple sclerosis. However, there must be more than just trigeminal neuralgia to define definite ms. History of other suspicious symptoms, abnormalities on neuro exam other than just trigeminal neuralgia and supplemental diagnostic studies will better define the suspicion for ms. ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

Trigeminal neuralgia lasted only 1 day. Can MS or brain tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia to last only 1 day?

Last one day ?: Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day ? MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in young patients... Brain tumor can cause pain the face, but it is usually accompanied by some findings in the neuro exam ...Read more

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Can the trigeminial nerve cause cluster headaches.?

Can the trigeminial nerve cause cluster headaches.?

Cluster-Tic Syndrome: This term is used to describe patients with cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia. In this syndrome, the characteristic paroxysmal pains of trigeminal neuralgia are superimposed over a cluster headache. In some cases, the two conditions occur independently for years and then meld together into a common syndrome. Cluster is part of trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. ...Read more

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Can glossopharyngeal neuralgia make bppv worse?

It Depends: There are intimate connectivity between the glossopharyngeal nerve and the vestibular cochlear nerve. Are there any associations between your neuralgia pain and your vertigo? Perhaps keeping a pain and vertigo diary might be useful. ...Read more

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What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

What  treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

Gamma Knife: Or other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery are possible alternatives to dr. Nguyen's correct suggestions, but not all neurosurgeons have access. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

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Could acupressure cause facial pain from the trigeminal nerve?

Could acupressure cause facial pain from the trigeminal nerve?

Possibly: It is possible if the nerve is irritated. You may need to go to the doctors to be evaluated to make sure you have normal nerve function. ...Read more

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Are "cluster headaches" (migraineous neuralgia) one of the three components of trigeminal neuralgia?

Are "cluster headaches" (migraineous neuralgia) one of the three components of trigeminal neuralgia?

Two unrelated: medical conditions. Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Trigeminal neuralgia is a unique neuropathic pain problem. The cluster is sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms, but also a number of differences between the two. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia vs tooth pain?

What are the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia vs tooth pain?

Location, quality: Tooth pain more constant and located in the tooth. Pain intensity not usually severe. Direct pressure on the tooth makes the pain worse. Tn pain - severe stabbing pain usually in a larger area of cheek/gums. Activities unrelated to the teeth (talking, whistling etc) may trigger the pain. Tn usually gets better on tegretol, toothaches do not respond to tegretol. ...Read more

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Can cluster headache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can cluster headache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Definitely, no: Cluster headaches are sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms. However, there are a number of big differences between the two conditions. TN is episodic (paroxysmal) neuropathic disorder. Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. ...Read more

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If you have infraorbital neuropathy does that mean you have trigeminal neuralgia, since the infraorbital nerve comes from the trigmeinal nerve?

If you have infraorbital neuropathy does that mean you have trigeminal neuralgia, since the infraorbital nerve comes from the trigmeinal nerve?

Depends: Trigeminal neuralgia IS a neuropathy but a very specific type. If you have shocklike lancinating sudden intermittent pain, then you may have trigeminal neuralgia of that division of the trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more


Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more