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Doctor insights on: Trigenial 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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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

Yes and no: The gabapentin, or other antiseizure medications like it, will usually do a good job preventing the shocks in your face. Oxycodone is a very addictive narcotic. If your symptoms are so bad you need narcotics, then you should consider surgery. I do a "keyhole microvascular decompression" which allows most of my patinets to go home the day after surgery, with over 90% cure rate and no numbness.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the causes of trigeminal neuralgia?

Several: Most commonly, there is a blood vessel that touches the trigeminal nerve and causes the covering of the nerve to wear off. This results in abnormal nerve transmission and pain. Much less commonly, there could be compression of the nerve by a mass or tumor.

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Why and how a person gets trigeminal neuralgia?

Why and how a person gets trigeminal neuralgia?

Several ways: Idiopathic tn is associated with vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve (although there are often other reasons). There are symptomatic causes as well: multiple sclerosis, tumor, or infection. These causes represent a minority of cases.

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I don't have trigeminal Neuralgia what else could I have?

Temporal Arteritis: You may have a vascular problem. Pain, numbness in the temple area of the face. Ear, nose, and throat doctors are specialists in this area.

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Is there a surgical fix for trigeminal neuralgia?

Facial Pain Care: Good day;
Initially, attempt non surgical treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia. Consult with medical specialists-in pain management and neurology. NYC teaching hospitals have medical study clubs to improve disease specific treatment and possible clinical trials to minimize symptoms of tic douloureax. Hope I've helped!!

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Can anyone get trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Unfortunately. While usually seen in older adults, tn can occur at any age, even children. There is a role for compression of the trigeminal nerve, usually by a blood vessel. This can be seen on a high quality mri. There is nothing known about how to prevent it. There is ongoing work into the genetics of this disorder.

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Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

YES! If not treated.: Tn is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. Don't wait it is not cancer but the pain can make you wish you were dead! Think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture!

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Trigeminal neuralgia means pain where?

Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia involves the face, usually on just one side and can involved the forehead, eye, cheek and jaw. Bilateral TN is usually only seen in patients with MS.

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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 can cause trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?

Unclear: Different reasons: viral, inflammatory, and most of the time it's not clear.

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How can trigeminal neuralgia be diagnosed?

Clinical diagnosis: Syndrome of extreme facial pain in the absence of numbness or other objective findings, characterized by paroxysms of sharp stabbing pain in one of the divisions of the trigeminal nerve. Onset in mid->latter life, slighty greater f>m. Between paroxysms patient is pain free, paroxysm may last 15 min or more, many times/day. Trigger zone when stimulated sets off a paroxysm. Rarely bilateral.

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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 medications treat trigeminal neuralgia?

TN medications: In spite of vast improvements in the medical or surgical management of TN, there is still no treatment modality available. Carbamazepine, trileptal, neurontin, (gabapentin) baclofen and Dilantin are the most common medications for TN.

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