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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. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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What is the most effective treatment for the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

What is the most effective treatment for the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

Tough Problem: This problem is tough to treat. But the approved treatments which may or may not be the "best" treatments usually involve tegretol, the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants, nerve blocks and ablation. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Antiseizure medications are first line. There are also miscellaneous brain drugs that may work. Important to balance pain relieving dose vs. Potential side effects. Microvascular decompression highly effective. Can try gamma knife surgery, as well as nerve destructive procedures. Important to find a doctor well versed in these treatments. ...Read more

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What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

What  treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

Gamma Knife: Or other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery are possible alternatives to dr. Nguyen's correct suggestions, but not all neurosurgeons have access. ...Read more

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What are non-surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: There are a number of medications available that treat TN in addition the Gamma Knife, a radiation source has also been added to the treatment protocols. ...Read more

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I am 35 married woman with no kids.i have TN trigeminal neuralgia.is it a cure or natural cure.what are the causes.

Many causes & Rx's: Trigeminl neuralgia has many causes- sometimes something pressing on the nerve, illnesses like MS & Lyme Disease etc. Standard treatment is various drugs or surgery- see http://tinyurl.com/7fssqw However, it is often cured by homeopathy so I advise seeing a good homeopath- see http://www.homeopathycenter.org Cranial osteopathy also often helps- see http://physician.academyofosteopathy.org/ ...Read more

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Is there any other medicine besides carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia because this medicine is not effective anymore! plz suggest any other med..

Is there any other medicine besides carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia because this medicine is not effective anymore! plz suggest any other med..

Oxcarbazepine: Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is considered a first line drug by some clinicians. Several neurosurgical procedures (MVD) are available to treat TN. ...Read more

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

Depends which Dr.: Many drs rely only on pain meds to control trigeminal neuralgia.Some use surgery to cushion a nerve.More recently (though little known) neuroprolotherapy has been found to help.It consists of injections of 5% glucose near the affected nerve(s) which calms it.I have yet to see if effect is permanent, but my pts like it.Also osteopathic cranial manipulation helps some.So, depends on Dr's training. ...Read more

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

Cure for TN: There is no cure for TN. Current state of the art dictates that all patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more

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I've been taking Amitryptiline for 4 wks for trigeminal neuralgia. Can I take Naproxen also, while I am waiting for Amitryptiline to become effective?

I've been taking Amitryptiline for 4 wks for trigeminal neuralgia. Can I take Naproxen also, while I am waiting for Amitryptiline to become effective?

Yes: There are no reported interactions between these two medications. Precautions for naprosyn (naproxen) are same for others of the NSAID class and should be taken with food to minimize risk for stomach upset and nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Definition)

Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder characterized by sharp, stabbing ...Read more