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What are symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: 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").

In brief: 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").
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve.
It has 3 divisions- v1 to the forehead and upper face, v2 to the maxillary area under the eyes to the split of the lips, and v3 which is the lower jaw. Pain can occur in any one of the areas or a combination of them.

In brief: Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve.
It has 3 divisions- v1 to the forehead and upper face, v2 to the maxillary area under the eyes to the split of the lips, and v3 which is the lower jaw. Pain can occur in any one of the areas or a combination of them.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology

In brief: Severe Facial Pain

Sharp, shooting, electrical pain in one or more divisions of trigeminal nerve, usually unilateral.
Tn-1 (classical) has exacerbations and remissions. Tn-2 may also have dull, achy pain in between electrical attacks. Facial sensation usually normal. Pain triggers include eating, talking, brushing teeth, touching the face. Pain often absent during sleep.

In brief: Severe Facial Pain

Sharp, shooting, electrical pain in one or more divisions of trigeminal nerve, usually unilateral.
Tn-1 (classical) has exacerbations and remissions. Tn-2 may also have dull, achy pain in between electrical attacks. Facial sensation usually normal. Pain triggers include eating, talking, brushing teeth, touching the face. Pain often absent during sleep.
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