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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

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


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How can u just wake up one day and have peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia? Could this be linked to CNS inflammation? What cause? 31yrwf

Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve , or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B12 deficiency , .Trigeminal neuralgia is specific to that nerve , and can involve branches of the trigeminal individually.Most cases are from compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery. Treatments ;gasser. Gangion block, micros. Decompr. ...Read more

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What symptoms does auriculotemporal neuralgia cause?

As follow: Pain in certain area of head including ear, throat, etc. It can mimic other conditions too, so let your physician go in details and decide. ...Read more

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Does post herpetic neuralgia usually cause many symptoms?

Pain: Neuralgia is, by definition, pain that occurs without stimulation of pain receptors. Herpes infections, which include "shingles", often result in this syndrome. ...Read more

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Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Yes: If this tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) is working for the treatment of your neuralgia, then if you stop taking the medication, it's likely the neuralgia pain will reemerge. Discontinuation after chronic TCA use can lead to Parkinson-like symptoms and balance problems. See your physician before making any medication changes. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/413110_3 ...Read more

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What pain/symptoms does occipital neuralgia cause?

What pain/symptoms does occipital neuralgia cause?

Typical: Unilateral occipital head pain, usually of a burning or electrical nature, associated with a pain trigger at base of skull behind mastoid bone, and perhaps local numbness over the distribution of the Greater Occipital Nerve of Arnold. Would further discussion via Concierge visit provide assistance? ...Read more

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Can shingles occur on cranial nerves without a single rash or symptom and cause post-herpetic neuralgias silently?

Can shingles occur on cranial nerves without a single rash or symptom and cause post-herpetic neuralgias silently?

Unlikely: Some form of rash or sores should be present for shingles. You may have trigeminal neuralgia. This is a pain condition that usually presents with brief episodes of pain along the course of the Trigeminal Nerve or one its branches or divisions. It can be very painful-similar to a post-herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Can bruxism cause similar symptoms to that of trigeminal neuralgia?

Can bruxism cause similar symptoms to that of trigeminal neuralgia?

Unrelated: In trigeminal neuralgia pain is caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve, a cranial nerve that comes directly from the brain stem. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep and it is movement disorder. ...Read more

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Can disc herniations cause symptoms of intercostal neuralgia? 4 in thoracic, 3 in lumbar. Asked pcp and ortho, and they were vague. thanks!

Can disc herniations cause symptoms of intercostal neuralgia? 4 in thoracic, 3 in lumbar. Asked pcp and ortho, and they were vague. thanks!

It is possible: Herniated discs in the thoracic region can cause thoracic radiculopathy -- pain that radiates into the chest in the distribution of the nerve from the spine at the level of compression from the disc herniation. This could follow an "intercostal" type pattern.

Having said that, not every bulging or herniated disc will cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pudendal neuralgia-like symptoms, burning pain in the perineum and scrotum-testicles, present without trauma to the area? Prostatitis caused pain?

Can pudendal neuralgia-like symptoms, burning pain in the perineum and scrotum-testicles, present without trauma to the area? Prostatitis caused pain?

Here is my take ...: Thus far, chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) has been one of most confused, misused, & even abused diagnosis in medical practice. 400-letter space just could not be enough to described its reality and confusion. To take a glimpse, go to http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/412693 and http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708707. Thereby, you will gain its much insights. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

Migral or trigeminal: I am speculating that you meant trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically. Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology. ...Read more

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Does marijauna help symptoms of or associated with Trigimenal Neuralgia?

Does marijauna help symptoms of or associated with Trigimenal Neuralgia?

Marihuana: MAY have many medicinal properties but controlled studies and clinical trials are not abundant yet. Certainly please stay in touch w/your doc. Ask about Hemp Oil. That is the medicinal and non-psychoactive part of the cannibus plant. You can see a naturally oriented doc or nutritionist about using things like sublingual B 12, Alpha Lipoic Acid, or Marine Fish Oil to help the nerves. Peace. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

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Why causes the itch of postherpetic neuralgia?

Why causes the itch of postherpetic neuralgia?

Nerve damage : Herpes virus damages nerve cells in the spinal cord. Disballance between different nerve fibers may cause numerous abnormal feelings including the itch. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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"). ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of neuralgia?

Pain: Neuralgia means nerve pain, the pain is often of a burning, constant nature. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia bad?

YES!: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia?

What are the major symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia?

Dysesthesia: Phn is characterized by altered sensation (dysesthesia) in the area previously affected by shingles which lasts beyond four months. There may be severe pain or just altered sensation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

They are the same.: Neuralgia, means “sick nerves”. Causagia is an old medical description for burning pain from nerve damage. Both refer to symptoms secondary to damaged nerves. ...Read more

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Can neuralgia be one of the symptoms of rapid withdrawal of Dothiepin?

No: Dothiepin was originally developed as a tricyclic anti-depressant drug but has a benefit in the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain and neuralgias. ...Read more

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I suspect pudendal neuralgia. Drs disagree because the pain is throughout, not strictly 1 side. Is it possible 1 side could cause referred pain? 35/m

I suspect pudendal neuralgia. Drs disagree because the pain is throughout, not strictly 1 side. Is it possible 1 side could cause referred pain? 35/m

Not likely: These nerves do not cross the midline, so having pain referred from one anatomic side to another really wouldn't make sense. It is possible you could have similar problems on both sides or a problem higher up. ...Read more

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What can cause trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?

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

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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. ...Read more

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What symptoms characterize trigeminal neuralgia?

See below: Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns:

occasional twinges of mild pain
episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain
spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking and brushing teeth
bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several seconds
episodes of several attacks lasting days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Tn is localized to one side of the face. The pain comes on suddenly, some describe the pain as electric-like and literally stops one from doing anything. The pain is sudden and severe and then goes away. The pain is usually triggered by touching a certain spot on the face. Brushing the teeth, rubbing the face, sudden changes in temperature can all make the pain worse. ...Read more

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Is dizziness or feeling light headed a symptom of vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Is dizziness or feeling light headed a symptom of vagoglossopharyngeal neuralgia?

NO: it is a symptom of vasovagal presyncope or orthostatic hypotension. Cardiac issues should be ruled out by exam from low BP. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a vascular loop. Often it will respond to medication like Carbamazepine or related anticonvulsants. There is a surgical treatment ( vascular decompression ) that is sometimes used when medication fails. TMJ is more akin to arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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