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Doctor insights on: Trigeminal Nerve Neuralgia

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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.

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I have a brain tumor also trigeminal neuralgia. I'm planning on the brain surgrey tumor on the trigeminal neuralgia nerve. Can they remove the tnnerv?

I have a brain tumor also trigeminal neuralgia. I'm planning on the brain surgrey tumor on the trigeminal neuralgia nerve. Can they remove the tnnerv?

Usually No: It sounds like you have a tumor (usually a meningioma or schwannoma) attached to the trigeminal nerve. This can cause the facial pain that you note. When surgery is done for this, the neurosurgeon can usually peel the tumor away from the nerve. Some fibers of the nerve can be sacrificed hopefully with minimal neurologic sequelae. This is a big nerve and it controls facial sensation and chewing.

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Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Myofascial pain: Most likely pain is coming from injury to fascia in neck/jaw/upper back. You may be able to find tender "trigger points" in the muscles of your neck, upper back, and jaw. They will cause any sensation you can describe (numbness to burning, aching, cramping, knife-like), and also be difficult to localize. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com

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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.

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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.

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What are ways to ease the pain from trigeminal nerve pain in the lower jaw that I can do at home?

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.

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Can dry eyes be related to trigeminal nerve pain?

Can dry eyes be related to trigeminal nerve pain?

Possible: Normal eye sensation (via trigeminal) is required for the blink reflex which keeps eye lubricated. If trigeminal nerve not working normally, it could cause dry eye.

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Took 24 hr claritin earlier so I decrease trigeminal nerve pain while I sleep is it ok to take 1 or 2 benadryl?

Took 24 hr claritin earlier so I decrease trigeminal nerve pain while I sleep is it ok to take 1 or 2 benadryl?

Probably OK: The combo may make you more sleepy. Ou can ask your physician if the combo is OK Usually you take one or the other rather the two together. This depends on why you take it.

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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.

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If herpes can cause vestibular neuritis. Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia?

No, See Neurologist: The most commonly accepted theory of what causes trigeminal neuralgia is vascular compression and not viral infection. See a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist for final diagnosis.

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I am taking amitriptyline for facial nerve pain but this is of no use & taking amitriptyline for last 2 weeks. I am trigeminal neuralgia paitent.

See a neurologist: Tegretol (carbamazepine) is commonly used to treat patients with trigeminal neuralgia. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms and undergo a full neurological examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682237.html, http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia. Htm

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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?

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.

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Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Neurologic issues: None of what you describe is normal. I would suggest that you seek the opinion of both the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon and possibly the Interventional Neuroradiologist.

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How is trigeminal neuralgia diagnosed?

Clinical exam: Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition where sharp, electrical pain affects the face along one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. There is typical and atypical types of trigeminal neuralgia. Your neurosurgeon or neurologist should be able to examine you and make a diagnosis. Brain MRI scans are usually done to make sure there are no tumors or ms.

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How can trigeminal neuralgia be treated?

Yes: Generally trials of antiseizure medications can be beneficial. Some individuals fail such therapy and may otherwise benefit from neurosurgical procedures including gamma knife therapy.

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What are symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?

Sudden, sore, sided: Trigeminal Neuralgia is characterised by sharp, electric type pains, or spasms usually on one side of face lasting seconds to minutes, recurring repeatedly for some days or weeks then settling for some months. Thought to be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by a blood vessel it is most common in >50s. Diagnosis with Dr, for other causes see patient. Info/doctor/trigeminal-neuralgia-pro

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What are symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?

TN symptoms are: The attacks usually occur in brief paroxysms of electric shock-like, sharp (lancinating), stabbing, burning pain lasting a few seconds to one or two minutes which are separated by pain-free intervals of varying lengths. The pain is excruciating in intensity. Typically, a pain attack is accompanied by tic-like cramps or involuntary spasms of the facial muscles ("tic douloureux").

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Are there complications of trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Simple answer is no, though rarely it can get bad enough to consider neuro surgery (eg janetta procedure) which does have a risk of complications.

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