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Can the trigeminal nerves ever heal?

Can the trigeminal nerves ever heal?

Some do Some don't: Depends on how bad the injury to the nerve was. I would suggest you see a specialist in nerve injury to assess your healing. If the nerve heals it will likely take some time since nerves heal slowly. ...Read more

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What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, Migraines, Shingles, Focal seizures, Hypothyroidism, Psychogenic, or Iatrogenic (unknown causes). ...Read more

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How tmj can affect the trigeminal nerv?

How tmj can affect the trigeminal nerv?

Proximity: The TMJ area is supplied by a branch of the trigeminal nerve. pain may originate in the joint or surrounding structures, or be referred to this are via the % th nerve. There is therefore a close relationship ...Read more

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Will the trigeminal nerve ever heal if damaged?

Will the trigeminal nerve ever heal if damaged?

Maybe: One others causes of trigeminal neuralgia occurs because the nerve was damaged and heals I appropriately causing the pain. It can repair itself to have no pain but usually takes time. ...Read more

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What are the general guidelines for patients with trigeminal TN What to do or what not to do ..

Trigeminal Neuralgia: responds to anticonvulsant medication in most cases. In those who have been referred to me because medication failed I find that adjustment in the medication dose often does the trick. If you are on Tegretol (the most frequently used agent) make sure you have a therapeutic level throughout the day and that you are not running into problems with low sodium, low vitamin D or elevated 10-11 epoxide. ...Read more

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My wife suffers from pain in trigeminal nerve. Can you give me email to explain her case. Please help me.

My wife suffers from pain in trigeminal nerve. 
Can you give me email to explain her case. 
Please help me.

Tough one: Trigeminal neuralgia (pain to the face from the 5th cranial nerve) is very difficult to treat, and is quite debilitating. See a neurologist, as they will know the correct and most effective treatments. I'm sorry she has this, but I hope seeing a neurologist will help! ...Read more

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

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Has she has an MRI (rule out MS, or compressive pathology)? How was diagnosis made? This may be a debilitating condition, but she may achieve relief with certain medications (Tricyclics, anticonvulsants), injections or surgery as the surgeon (ENT or neurosurg) sees fit. Seek expert medical help for your wife. Her quality of life depends on it. ...Read more

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

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