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Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: YES! If not treated.

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!

In brief: YES! If not treated.

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. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

If untreated, it may become very severe and people may become very depressed.
Best to treat earlier and opt for not only medical pain relief, but also a cure (especially if medication does not completely control or results in unacceptable side effects). Important to see a specialist.

In brief: Sometimes

If untreated, it may become very severe and people may become very depressed.
Best to treat earlier and opt for not only medical pain relief, but also a cure (especially if medication does not completely control or results in unacceptable side effects). Important to see a specialist.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It can be very painful, to the point of causing difficulty speaking or eating, and it can sometimes be caused by a tumor, but trigeminal neuralgia itself is not life threatening, not associated with other neurologic dysfunction, and rarely causes significant disability.

In brief: No

It can be very painful, to the point of causing difficulty speaking or eating, and it can sometimes be caused by a tumor, but trigeminal neuralgia itself is not life threatening, not associated with other neurologic dysfunction, and rarely causes significant disability.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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