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What are symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. Robin Baird
General Practice
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In brief: Sudden, sore, sided

Trigeminal Neuralgia is characterised by sharp, electric type pains, or spasms usually on one side of face lasting seconds to minutes, recurring repeatedly for some days or weeks then settling for some months.
Thought to be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by a blood vessel it is most common in >50s. Diagnosis with Dr, for other causes see patient.info/doctor/trigeminal-neuralgia-pro

In brief: Sudden, sore, sided

Trigeminal Neuralgia is characterised by sharp, electric type pains, or spasms usually on one side of face lasting seconds to minutes, recurring repeatedly for some days or weeks then settling for some months.
Thought to be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by a blood vessel it is most common in >50s. Diagnosis with Dr, for other causes see patient.info/doctor/trigeminal-neuralgia-pro
Dr. Robin Baird
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Trigeminal Neuralgia

Good Day; Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain affecting the trigeminal nerve ( fifth cranial nerve) in the face.
One notices mild to severe facial and frequent muscle spasms. you may even notice extreme, sporadic, sudden burning; the pain episodes could vary from a few seconds to a few minutes.

In brief: Trigeminal Neuralgia

Good Day; Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain affecting the trigeminal nerve ( fifth cranial nerve) in the face.
One notices mild to severe facial and frequent muscle spasms. you may even notice extreme, sporadic, sudden burning; the pain episodes could vary from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Dr. Jerry Brown
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