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How can trigeminal neuralgia be diagnosed?
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In brief: Clinical diagnosis
Syndrome of extreme facial pain in the absence of numbness or other objective findings, characterized by paroxysms of sharp stabbing pain in one of the divisions of the trigeminal nerve.
Onset in mid->latter life, slighty greater f>m. Between paroxysms patient is pain free, paroxysm may last 15 min or more, many times/day. Trigger zone when stimulated sets off a paroxysm. Rarely bilateral.

In brief: Clinical diagnosis
Syndrome of extreme facial pain in the absence of numbness or other objective findings, characterized by paroxysms of sharp stabbing pain in one of the divisions of the trigeminal nerve.
Onset in mid->latter life, slighty greater f>m. Between paroxysms patient is pain free, paroxysm may last 15 min or more, many times/day. Trigger zone when stimulated sets off a paroxysm. Rarely bilateral.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
TN is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. DON'T WAIT it is not cancer but the pain can make you wish you were dead! Think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! Begin a self-care Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro Massage, chiropractor, heat, Epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture!
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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In brief: Clinically
Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically.
Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology.

In brief: Clinically
Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically.
Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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