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Are there complications of trigeminal neuralgia?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Simple answer is no, though rarely it can get bad enough to consider neuro surgery (eg janetta procedure) which does have a risk of complications.

In brief: No
Simple answer is no, though rarely it can get bad enough to consider neuro surgery (eg janetta procedure) which does have a risk of complications.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
TN is a type of facial pain. TN overlap with myofascial patterns. DON'T WAIT to start care 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! NO invasive procedure!!!
Dr. Robin Baird
General Practice
In brief: Indirectly ...
Trigeminal Neuralgia; recurrent unilateral sharp stabbing pains, paroxysmal, maybe triggered by touch, toothbrushing, eating.
Thought to be caused by intermittent compression of trigeminal nerve. Chronic pain conditions are associated with reduced sleep, anxiety and depression. Adverse effects of pain medications can be problematic. Avoiding triggers may lead to poor oral hygiene and < nutrition.

In brief: Indirectly ...
Trigeminal Neuralgia; recurrent unilateral sharp stabbing pains, paroxysmal, maybe triggered by touch, toothbrushing, eating.
Thought to be caused by intermittent compression of trigeminal nerve. Chronic pain conditions are associated with reduced sleep, anxiety and depression. Adverse effects of pain medications can be problematic. Avoiding triggers may lead to poor oral hygiene and < nutrition.
Dr. Robin Baird
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
In brief: Yes and No
I would consider the development of anxiety about getting facial pain and the frequent development of depression and social isolation to be important "complications" of tn.
While treatment of facial pain is most important, recognition and treatment of these potential complications is as important. Even after the pain is in remission, some patients are still suffering form anxiety and depression.

In brief: Yes and No
I would consider the development of anxiety about getting facial pain and the frequent development of depression and social isolation to be important "complications" of tn.
While treatment of facial pain is most important, recognition and treatment of these potential complications is as important. Even after the pain is in remission, some patients are still suffering form anxiety and depression.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
In brief: Severe pain
Typically there aren't complications from trigeminal neuralgia although pain can be very severe and debilitating.

In brief: Severe pain
Typically there aren't complications from trigeminal neuralgia although pain can be very severe and debilitating.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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