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What symptoms characterize trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Pain is often characterized as an eletic shock. It is often caused by a normal artery rubbing against the trigeminal nerve. Trileptal and tegretol are the most effective medicines. Surgery can be curative.
Dr. Adam Hebb
Excruciating pain on one side of the face that is described as electrical. Usually has trigger points on the face.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: TN symptoms

Intermittent, sharp, shooting, electric shock-like pain, extreme, sporadic, sudden few seconds to two minutes per episode.
The attacks can occur in quick succession.

In brief: TN symptoms

Intermittent, sharp, shooting, electric shock-like pain, extreme, sporadic, sudden few seconds to two minutes per episode.
The attacks can occur in quick succession.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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