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Why does tn pain come and go? Why isn't it constant like most other pain?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Intermittent

Trigeminal neuralgia pain occurs when a branch of the trigeminal nerve becomes inflamed or over-excited.
When this is relieved the pain resolves, but can be triggered again if the nerve is irritated.

In brief: Intermittent

Trigeminal neuralgia pain occurs when a branch of the trigeminal nerve becomes inflamed or over-excited.
When this is relieved the pain resolves, but can be triggered again if the nerve is irritated.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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In brief: Good question

Tn pain- trigeminal neuralgia- is not very well understood.
The mechanism of pain, often short bursts of discomfort on one side of the face that come and go, are confusing. I would start by see a neurologist.

In brief: Good question

Tn pain- trigeminal neuralgia- is not very well understood.
The mechanism of pain, often short bursts of discomfort on one side of the face that come and go, are confusing. I would start by see a neurologist.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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