Not usually. Newer leading research indicates that it is an enlarged blood vessel - possibly the superior cerebellar artery - compressing or throbbing against the microvasculature of the trigeminal nerve near its connection with the pons. Such a compression can injure the nerve's protective myelin sheath and cause erratic and hyperactive functioning of the nerve.
Not vascular. Vascular theory is anything but new. It was introduced by janetta pj in 1967. It doesn't explain triggering, amplification and stop mechanism. I had trigeminal neuralgia, and it wasn't vascular and in fact vascular neuralgia is extremely rare in anyone under 50. So given jayharo5's age and inciting trigger, vascular is not a likely etiology.
Yes! Especially in someone over the age of 50. If you are having sudden unprovoked severe stabbing pain, see a physician for treatment.
NO. Obviously, within the mouth, there are branches of the trigeminal nerve, besides other cranial nerves, but dental procedures have never caused true trigeminal neuralgia, which is a problem within the brainstem and/or lower intracranial cavity, not the mouth.
My right lower&upper molar tooth pains if I eat/drink something, physically teeth look v good. Am I havin trigeminal neuralgia if yes how to treat it?
Maybe. First things first, see a dentist and make sure that it is not from a dental issue.
CONSULT A DENTIST. You should stop diagnosing yourself without a thorough dental exam firt as you have pain in pain in teeth trigeminal neuralgia presents usually with facial pain.
Looking good can be. Looking good can be deceptive. We as dentists often see teeth that "look good" until we take x-rays which reveal any one of a number of dental problems. Trigeminal neuralgia is not very common. You should see a dentist who can perform a clinical exam, take some x-rays and tell you what's causing your pain.
Consult a dentist. Pain localized to 2 molar teeth can be caused by dental, periodontal, occlusal (bite), and even attrition (wear) issues besides nerve problems. Your dentist is in the best position to evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Call for an appointment immediately.
Pain started in ear now hurts in ear, jaw, teeth, neck, cheek, head on one side. Hurts same side when swallow. Trigeminal neuralgia? Possibilities?
Trigeminal anatomy. True trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden intense pain over a portion of the face lasting a few seconds at most, and likely immobilizing the victim. Your description suggests a different process, perhaps a TMJ, or dental issue such as an abscessed tooth. Start with your dentist first, and see if you can find answers.
If herpes can cause vestibular neuritis. Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia?
Probably not. H simplex type-1 typically causes infections of oral mucosa &establishes a lifelong persistence in sensory ganglia. Persistence and latency have been demonstrated in human trigeminal, facial, and vestibular ganglia. The reactivation of virus in ganglia generally causes cranial nerve disorders such as herpes labialis, Bell’s palsy, and vestibular Neuritis. No evidence of trigeminal neuralgia.
No, See Neurologist. The most commonly accepted theory of what causes trigeminal neuralgia is vascular compression and not viral infection. See a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist for final diagnosis.
Sure. Trigeminal neuralgia is caused by vascular compression of the fifth cranial nerve as it exits the brainstem. It may be episodic and is initially treated with certain anti-convulsant medications. If the pain persists or frequently returns, it can be treated with surgery (micro vascular decompression) or radiosurgery. There are several other treatment options if the pain persists or returns.
Trigeminal neuralgia. The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is TN. When a demonstrable structural lesion such as a tumor (e.g., meningioma), vascular malformation or demyelinating disease (multiple sclerosis) has been identified, TN is classified as symptomatic. When the cause of TN is unknown, it is classified as idiopathic. See an orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and management.
Headaches. Cluster headache is separate from trigeminal neuralgia. It is possible to have both conditions at the same time but that would be very unusual and quite unfortunate since they are so painful. I recommend the American Headache Society website for more information about these types of headaches. I think the information may be very useful.
Definitely, no. Cluster headaches are sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms. However, there are a number of big differences between the two conditions. TN is episodic (paroxysmal) neuropathic disorder. Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders.
Can facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia cause long term enlarged achy lymph nodes in your neck?
No relationship. Facial or trigeminal neuralgia is due to irritation of the trigeminal nerve. Enlarged achy lymph nodes are due to a local infection, typically at some site that drains to them. Much of the trigeminal nerve is inear the brain except for the peripheral portions leading up to the face. It is extremely rare to have a "nerve" infection that results in lymphadenopathy. Most likely, they are unrelated.
Neuro prescribed baclofen for breakthrough pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia; is this common? How long will it take to work? What should I expect?
Baclofen. Is a muscle relaxer and may have some "off label" benefit in cases of Trigeminal Neuralgia. This condition is a frustrating one and I am sorry you are afflicted! That being said you are ON THE RIGHT TRACK seeing a NEUROLOGIST and following their suggestions for treatment! Hoping this reassurance is helpful! Dr Z.
Can lightly touching my eyebrow that causes a strange ache be something more simple than trigeminal neuralgia? My pain isn't intense. Only when touch
Hard to say. Things like what you have are difficult to help with without seeing and examining the painful areas. Make an appointment with your medical doctor.
Supraorbital. Supraorbital neuralgia is a rare disorder clinically characterized by the following symptoms: unilateral pain in the supraorbital nerve, pain on pressure tenderness on the supraorbital notch and pain is 100% blockable with supraorbital nerve blockade. TN is unlikely and the pain is very intense.