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Are "cluster headaches" (migraineous neuralgia) one of the three components of trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Two unrelated

medical conditions.
Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Trigeminal neuralgia is a unique neuropathic pain problem. The cluster is sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms, but also a number of differences between the two. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.

In brief: Two unrelated

medical conditions.
Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Trigeminal neuralgia is a unique neuropathic pain problem. The cluster is sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms, but also a number of differences between the two. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia are different entities and tend to respond to different medications.

In brief: No

Cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia are different entities and tend to respond to different medications.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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Dr. Carl Balog
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They're different

Although the symptoms may seem the same, they are not related.
Cluster headaches are more severe and last longer than trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. On the other hand, cluster headaches come and go for months or years at a time, whereas trigeminal neuralgia can be constant. They are best managed by either a neurologist or pain specialist.

In brief: They're different

Although the symptoms may seem the same, they are not related.
Cluster headaches are more severe and last longer than trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. On the other hand, cluster headaches come and go for months or years at a time, whereas trigeminal neuralgia can be constant. They are best managed by either a neurologist or pain specialist.
Dr. Carl Balog
Dr. Carl Balog
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