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  • Posted By: Admin
  • Posted On: Jun 13, 2011
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  • Category: Health Groups » Neurology » Headaches, Facial Pain
  • Description: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to the brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face, such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. The symptoms may include occasional twinges of mild pain, episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock. Pain in areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve (nerve branches), including the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or less often the eye and forehead, can affecting one side of your face at a time. Attacks becoming more frequent and intense over time. Trigeminal neuralgia can occur as a result of aging, or it can be related to multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath protecting certain nerves. Less commonly, trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by a tumor compressing the trigeminal nerve. In other cases, a cause can't be found. Trigeminal neuralgia treat