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What are the symptoms common to trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Adam Hebb
This is a very sudden and severe pain that can be excruciating. It usually occurs only on one side of the face, and particular areas of the face are triggers.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: TN isn't easy define

Face pain is confusing to doctors.
Is it nerve, tension, tumor or not? So, I just use 2 types; Tumors or aneurysm or NOT. 2nd type is common from the stresses and strains of life collects in the muscles which can NOT be surgically “fixed.” This stress type needs treatment too but with a combo recipe concept. Wellness, minerals, myofascial release, massage, aerobics, soaking, Chiro and acupuncture.

In brief: TN isn't easy define

Face pain is confusing to doctors.
Is it nerve, tension, tumor or not? So, I just use 2 types; Tumors or aneurysm or NOT. 2nd type is common from the stresses and strains of life collects in the muscles which can NOT be surgically “fixed.” This stress type needs treatment too but with a combo recipe concept. Wellness, minerals, myofascial release, massage, aerobics, soaking, Chiro and acupuncture.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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