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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. 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


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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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Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

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 more

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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

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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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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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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Sharp pain: It is a sharp pain usually located on one side of the face. Although it is a nerve pain, it's cause can also be confused with things like a tooth ache or muscle pain. If you are experiencing this type of pain see a doctor who can diagnose any of these conditions. ...Read more

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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Type of facial pain: Electrical shocks in region of trigeminal nerve of face. Severe, intermittent, debilitating pain. Some have more constant pain. 70% controlled by tegretol. Some require nerve destructive procedures, focused radiation, or separation of blood vessel from trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Can anyone get trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia is mostly a result of trauma to the nerve, an infection in the nerve or a vascular anomaly where a blood vessel is impinging and compressing the nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Definition)

Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder characterized by sharp, stabbing ...Read more