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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

A chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, the main area of impact for this condition is the face – predominately the area around the mouth. The trigeminal nerve carries sensations from your face to your brain and branches from the back of your skull, across your cheeks and into your jawline.

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Causes

  • Excessive pressure on hand or wrist Inflammation or swelling
  • Obstructed blood flow
  • Fractures or trauma to the wrist
  • High blood pressure
  • Fluid retention, pregnancy or menopause
  • LigamentRepeated motion of your wrist rapture

Symptoms

  • Tingling sensation, pain in the thumb or first three fingers
  • Pain and burning sensation
  • Weakness in muscle

Those suffering from this condition can experience a severe pain response even with mild stimulation of their face. Symptoms include:

    • Severe, shooting or jabbing pain mimicking electric shock
    • Bouts of pain lasting from a few minutes to several seconds
    • Spontaneous attacks of pain or resulting pain from routine activities like chewing, speaking, touching the face or brushing the teeth
    • Pain attacks lasting days to months followed by periods of no pain
    • Constant burning or aching in the affected area
    • Focused pain
    • Intensified attacks that become more intense and frequent over time
    • Pain around the mouth
    • Pain on one side of the face

    Diagnosis of this condition will revolve mainly around your pain circumstance. Is it sudden, severe pain in the face that gets aggravated by the common triggers and produces the types of pain highlighted above?

    There are many treatment options available that revolve around managing the impacted nerve:

    • Anticonvulsant medications are often prescribed to minimize spasm in the surrounding area and help manage pain.
    • Injections are used to target inflammation around the impacted nerve.
    • In some cases, surgical procedures can be performed to help minimize pressure around the nerve. 
     

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