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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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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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