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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

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In brief: Sharp pain

It is a sharp pain usually located on one side of the face.
Although it is a nerve pain, it's cause can also be confused with things like a tooth ache or muscle pain. If you are experiencing this type of pain see a doctor who can diagnose any of these conditions.

In brief: Sharp pain

It is a sharp pain usually located on one side of the face.
Although it is a nerve pain, it's cause can also be confused with things like a tooth ache or muscle pain. If you are experiencing this type of pain see a doctor who can diagnose any of these conditions.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Facial pain in the distribution of the Trigemenal nerve. There are 3 divisions to this nerve; V1, V2, and V3; covering from the eye to the jaw respectively. It typically manifests as pain shooting on the side of the face towards the mouth and may have a trigger agent such as brushing the teeth, lightly blowing onto the cheek or similar. Surgery can help in intractable cases.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
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In brief: Severe face pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe pain disorder which manifests as severe, electric-like intermittent pain episodes which lasts moments.
These always occur in the region of one of the branches of trigeminal nerve which is a major nerve to the facial region. Pain is most often on one side and can be triggered by light touch or cold air over certain areas called "trigger zones".

In brief: Severe face pain

Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe pain disorder which manifests as severe, electric-like intermittent pain episodes which lasts moments.
These always occur in the region of one of the branches of trigeminal nerve which is a major nerve to the facial region. Pain is most often on one side and can be triggered by light touch or cold air over certain areas called "trigger zones".
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology
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In brief: Severe Facial Pain

Sharp, shooting, electrical attacks of pain usually on one side of the face, that is intermittent.
There are variants. Often responds to anti-seizure drugs, but not traditional pain killers. Associated with blood vessels pushing on the trigeminal nerve (pain nerve for face). May also be treated with (surgical) procedures.

In brief: Severe Facial Pain

Sharp, shooting, electrical attacks of pain usually on one side of the face, that is intermittent.
There are variants. Often responds to anti-seizure drugs, but not traditional pain killers. Associated with blood vessels pushing on the trigeminal nerve (pain nerve for face). May also be treated with (surgical) procedures.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
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In brief: Trigeminal neuralgia

It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve.
Usually over the face , and mandible region.

In brief: Trigeminal neuralgia

It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve.
Usually over the face , and mandible region.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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