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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

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Fibro myalgia -- what it is please?

Fibro myalgia -- what it is please?

Chronic pain syndrom: Fibromyalgia is a chronic muscular pain syndrome wiht widespread muscular pain on both sides of the body, above and befow the belt. This is made worse by poor sleep and/or poor exercise and/or poor control of stress and psychological issues. It is associated in most patients by many tender myofascial pain sites in these locations. ...Read more

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How to prevent post-exercise myalgia?

How to prevent post-exercise myalgia?

Many: Gradual introduction to exercise, gradual increase in exercise frequency and intensity, proper conditioning and strengthening, adequate warm-up and cool down, proper hydration before during and after exercise, post-exercise ice bath or ice packs, use of a foam roller or massage, refueling within 60 minutes post-exercise with ~150-200 calories of a protein & carb snack (3 grams carb:1gram protein). ...Read more

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How to prevent post exercise myalgia?

It is a good thing: No pain, no gain. It you do not have some muscle soreness after exercise, you are not getting the maximum results. ...Read more

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How to get rid of myalgias with OTC meds?

How to get rid of myalgias with OTC meds?

Exercise before med: Need to know why you have myalgia. You may not need any meds. Myalgias can be due to something. Find what this soemthign is. Some suggestions: statin medications. Are you on a cholesterol lowering drug? Myalgias are common in fibromyalgia. If you have that you need to concerntrate on such things as exercise, stress reduction and improved sleep. These may not need meds either. ...Read more

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Does migraine affect the trigeminal nerve?

Does migraine affect the trigeminal nerve?

Migraines: The function of the trigeminal nerve should remain normal in patients with migraines (good facial sensation and good masseter muscle strength). However, it is the trigeminal nerve the main neural structure implied in the mechanism of migraine. A cascade of neuro-inflammatory response on the trigeminal nerve is what ultimately mediates the pain in migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

Pain vs inflammation: Myalgia means pain in muscles. It may be anything from overuse or excess exercise to a viral infection. Myositis means inflammation in the muscles. This can potentially be a much more serious condition with long term health consequences. You need to be seen by a physician to determine which is present. Myositis is characterized by elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood due to the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) work on the Trigeminal Nerve?

Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) work on the Trigeminal Nerve?

For migraine...: ...there are theories that the trigeminal nerve is involved. Maxalt (rizatriptan) works to decrease and stop abnormal firing and release of certain chemicals that cause the migraine pain. For the more typical trigeminal disease, trigeminal neuralgia, Maxalt (rizatriptan) does not have any effect because the mechanism of pain is different. Good question! ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibro and neuro myalgia?

See below: The term 'neuromyalgia does not appear to be an official medical term it doesn't even come up on my spell checker. As near as I can determine it is used interchangeably with neuralgia which is a type of nerve mediated pain. Fibromyalgia is an official term but its cause is largely unknown, it appears to be muscular in origin but recent research is suggesting glial cells in the brain may be the s. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to help ease trigeminal nerve pain?

Trigger?: Modify or decrease the trigger agent.

Trigeminal nerve pain usually has a trigger; such as when brushing the teeth, brushing the face lightly, or air blowing on the face.

Certain medications like Carbamazepine can assist in relieving the painful jolts.

Surgery- microvascular decompression can also help in refractory cases. ...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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Is there more than one class of medications to treat trigeminal nerve pain?

Yes: Yes. The anti-convulsant tegretol and the class of "spinal cord" muscle relaxants are first and second line treatment. ...Read more

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Thought it was a sinus issue, turns out could be neurological. Trigeminal?

Thought it was a sinus issue, turns out could be neurological. Trigeminal?

? Shingles?: Herpes virus loves to produce shooting pain along nerve pathways. On the chest this can cause shooting from back to front. In the face it can shoot from ear to nose. This is branch of trigeminal nerve. Well known and difficult to treat. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

What would cause pinched facial or trigeminal nerve? Could ergonomics be a factor?

See neurologist: Trigeminal nerve or facial nerve neuralgia. Episodic neuropathic pain disorders are characterized by sudden volleys of intense, sharp stabbing pain of short duration that occur along the unilateral distribution of the involved nerve (Trigeminal or Facial). Ergonomics has no role in this complex neurologic disorder. ...Read more

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Can you compress trigeminal nerve in sleep after too much alcohol? Been 6 months...

Can you compress trigeminal nerve in sleep after too much alcohol? Been 6 months...

Doubtful: If you think you have a problem with your facial nerves, or issues with too much alcohol, you need to see your doctor and address both. I have never seen or heard of sleep caused trigeminal nerve disorder. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tegretol treats pain of trigeminal TN final? . Without surgical intervention. .

Is it possible that tegretol treats pain of trigeminal TN final? . Without surgical intervention. .

Treatment of choice: In general, the use of Tegretol has been to mainstay first line therapy for treating trigeminal neuralgia for years. If you tolerate the drug and it works, there may be no need to go to gamma knife surgery. On the other hand, Tegretol is not without side effects and long term use issues and you are young at 23. If you have access to a neurosurgeon skilled in the procedure, that might be best 4 U ...Read more

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Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

=Sensory loss: Or anesthesia involving different divisions of the trigeminal nerve, "snout" meaning nose, and "balaclava helmet" meaning a facial distribution similar to a ski mask. ...Read more

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Regarding trigeminal anesthesia, can you explain what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Regarding trigeminal anesthesia, can you explain what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Complicated: Snout anesthesia was invented initially for pigs. A plastic cone device was fitted on the snout so, they could breath the gas." balaclava" is a metal frame attached to the head leaving the face free to accommodate a mask like the one above. In this way the head cannot move. It is used in stereotactic brain surgery to avoid even tiny movements which in this case can be very harmful even lethal. ...Read more

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Neurosurgeon diagnosed Trigeminal Nuerolgia. MRI was done but reports were okay. What is causing TN? What should I do now?

Neurosurgeon diagnosed Trigeminal Nuerolgia. MRI was done but reports were okay. What is causing TN? What should I do now?

Trigeminal Neuralgia: It is good news that the MRI was ok. This indicates that surgery for your condition may not be helpful. There are several medical regimens that may help, your provider may direct you to one of those. Perhaps you know of them? Medicines like gabapentin, amitriptyline and carbamazepine sometimes help people with this condition. ...Read more

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Do you lose vision & hearing if all dorsal roots & what's equivalent in the trigeminal area get cut off? (losing ability to feel any pain basically)

Do you lose vision & hearing if all dorsal roots & what's equivalent in the trigeminal area get cut off? (losing ability to feel any pain basically)

No: Is this just a theoretical question? Loss of the input from the dorsal root ganglia wouldn't just eliminate pain sensation, it would eliminate all tactile sensation: Fine touch, vibration, kinesthetic sense, temperature, light touch, crude touch...not a situation that's compatible with any kind of functional life. Control of muscles requires sensory feedback. ...Read more

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I have trigeminal neuropathy and take a constant dose of amytriptaline however after two years I have started suffering with the severe facial pains?

I have trigeminal neuropathy and take a constant dose of amytriptaline however after two years I have started suffering with the severe facial pains?

Adjust medication: Trigeminal neuropathy can be terribly painful. Amitriptyline is a good choice, but you may simply need a dose adjustment. Some patients respond to switching medications to another nerve pain drug. Others require multiple different medicines to control the nerve pain. Maybe it is time to see your physician in follow-up and take another look at your pain management strategies. ...Read more

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Isn't there a test of some sort to tell if you've got trigeminal neuralgia?

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 more

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With pos ANA jo-1 and pos rf but everything else neg but having myalgia can't get into seeing a rheum until feb should I worry?

With pos ANA jo-1 and pos rf but everything else neg but having myalgia can't get into seeing a rheum until feb should I worry?

Get Tests!: You only have these lab test. Worry only if your CPK and serum myoglobin are elevated. Treatment, if needed, can be done by someone in neurology, as well as rheumatology. Your myalgia very likely could be unrelated. ...Read more

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Can it be bad to lift weights if you have myalgia?

Can it be bad to lift weights if you have myalgia?

Myalgia/lifting wts: It will make your symptoms worse, and it depends on what is the cause of myalgia. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a way to cure myalgia?

First find: The etiology if you can. Is it biomechanical? Have you treated with any treatment yet? I would x. ...Read more

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Is there a likely correlation between glossopharegial neuralgia and trigeminal neuragia?

Aberrant vessels: Both trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharygeal neuralgia are related in that they are usually caused by a prominent or tortuous vessel coming off the vertebro-basilar artery system. These vessels are more prominent and "dig" into these nerves thus leading to a pain syndrome. Treatment for both is often with neurosurgical microvascular decompression--that is, padding the nerves from the vessel. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a totally paralyzed person & someone with all dorsal roots & what's equivalent to DRG in the trigeminal area are cut off?

What's the difference between a totally paralyzed person & someone with all dorsal roots & what's equivalent to DRG in the trigeminal area are cut off?

Please explain: You have made several posts, all about more or less the same question, which is a very peculiar question. Is this a school project or what? A useful answer is more likely to be forthcoming if you level with us and explain why you're asking. ...Read more

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My wife suffers from trigeminal nerve Malk happened a year ago. It was happening for several days and then go away for several months. And now contin?

My wife suffers from trigeminal nerve Malk happened a year ago. It was happening for several days and then go away for several months. And now contin?

Trigeminal nerve: The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. Typically, a pain attack is accompanied by tic-like cramps or involuntary spasms of the facial muscles ("tic douloureux"), and often leads to a complaint of muscle pain. See a neurologist for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Does moringa help with fibro myalgia?

Does moringa help with fibro myalgia?

Yes, herbal works: So, is it possible that a herbal remedy could help with fibromyalgia treatments? Could it really be that after all this time a bunch of leaves could actually do the trick and stop me feeling like my brain is full of cotton wool?

Fibromyalgia treatments: moringa is a tree, found in india and parts of africa, used by the people of these countries to maintain health, it is usefull for fibromyalgia. ...Read more