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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
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In brief: Type of facial pain

Electrical shocks in region of trigeminal nerve of face.
Severe, intermittent, debilitating pain. Some have more constant pain. 70% controlled by tegretol. Some require nerve destructive procedures, focused radiation, or separation of blood vessel from trigeminal nerve.

In brief: Type of facial pain

Electrical shocks in region of trigeminal nerve of face.
Severe, intermittent, debilitating pain. Some have more constant pain. 70% controlled by tegretol. Some require nerve destructive procedures, focused radiation, or separation of blood vessel from trigeminal nerve.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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In brief: Facial pain

The pain is commonly a sharp shooting pain typically felt in the area of the upper or lower jaw on one side of the face.
It is a nerve condition where pain signals are sent to the brain without a cause for the pain. Usually other causes of pain like a tooth ache are 1st ruled out.

In brief: Facial pain

The pain is commonly a sharp shooting pain typically felt in the area of the upper or lower jaw on one side of the face.
It is a nerve condition where pain signals are sent to the brain without a cause for the pain. Usually other causes of pain like a tooth ache are 1st ruled out.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine
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In brief: Facial shock pain!

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: Facial shock pain!

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
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Hello, I’ve been in medicine for 30 yrs and doing pain therapy for 15 yrs. Therapy meaning it is possible to treat pain issues with a combination of techniques used over decades and millennial. This awareness started out as a journey on how to help patients with Fibromyalgia studying Acupuncture. The acupuncture guru, Joe Helms, MD suggested reading the text of Janet G. Travell, MD and C. Chan Gunn, MD. These 2 pioneers in pain treatments have textbooks on the subject. Their protocols can treat and possibly cure complex pain issues from headaches/lower back pain to Fibromyalgia to neuropathy. They see pain as in the muscle tissues and NOT in the nerves proper. Travell and Gunn calls this therapy myofascial release therapy. MRT is focused on painful “errors of repair” in muscle tissues called “trigger points.” The myofascial pain patterns are a little different and less precise than the nerve patterns but have to be considered in the work up. They should explain the vast majority of pain issues in the early stages of pain issues. So consider, flesh and muscles and not nerves or bone or joints in myofascial pain patterns. One can began MRT early because it is already in use today in regular physical therapy, massage therapy, sports medicine and in chiropractic medicine. Self-care is a mandatory part of the therapy, so stretching, yoga Pilates, soaking and exercise are vital. For chronic pain suffers a Wellness Program of Vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self Massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed.

In brief: Nerve disorder

The fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) is affected in this disorder. A neuralgia is a condition of unknown etiology that causes severe pain when areas of the nerve are stimulated.
Trigeminal neuralgia can have areas of the face or mouth sends sharp pains when barely touched. Tic doloreaux is common which appears as a nervous twitch around the eye of the side that is affected.

In brief: Nerve disorder

The fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) is affected in this disorder. A neuralgia is a condition of unknown etiology that causes severe pain when areas of the nerve are stimulated.
Trigeminal neuralgia can have areas of the face or mouth sends sharp pains when barely touched. Tic doloreaux is common which appears as a nervous twitch around the eye of the side that is affected.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Hello, I’ve been in medicine for 30 yrs and doing pain therapy for 15 yrs. Therapy meaning it is possible to treat pain issues with a combination of techniques used over decades and millennial. This awareness started out as a journey on how to help patients with Fibromyalgia studying Acupuncture. The acupuncture guru, Joe Helms, MD suggested reading the text of Janet G. Travell, MD and C. Chan Gunn, MD. These 2 pioneers in pain treatments have textbooks on the subject. Their protocols can treat and possibly cure complex pain issues from headaches/lower back pain to Fibromyalgia to neuropathy. They see pain as in the muscle tissues and NOT in the nerves proper. Travell and Gunn calls this therapy myofascial release therapy. MRT is focused on painful “errors of repair” in muscle tissues called “trigger points.” The myofascial pain patterns are a little different and less precise than the nerve patterns but have to be considered in the work up. They should explain the vast majority of pain issues in the early stages of pain issues. So consider, flesh and muscles and not nerves or bone or joints in myofascial pain patterns. One can began MRT early because it is already in use today in regular physical therapy, massage therapy, sports medicine and in chiropractic medicine. Self-care is a mandatory part of the therapy, so stretching, yoga Pilates, soaking and exercise are vital. For chronic pain suffers a Wellness Program of Vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self Massage, yoga, heat, Epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed.
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