Trigeminal Neuralgia Conditions, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Conditions, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Trigeminal neuralgia treatment: – (TN or TGN) is a chronic (long-term) pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.

You may initially experience short, mild attacks. But trigeminal neuralgia can progress and cause longer, more-frequent bouts of searing pain. Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it’s more likely to occur in people who are older than 50.

Conditions related to Trigeminal neuralgia

  1. Atypical trigeminal neuralgia

Atypical trigeminal neuralgia ( ATN ), or type 2 trigeminal neuralgia, is a form of trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. This form of nerve pain is difficult to diagnose, as it is rare and the symptoms overlap with several other disorders.

  1. Postherpetic neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia (post-hur-PET-ik noo-RAL-juh) is the most common complication of shingles. The condition affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear.

  1. Cluster headache

Cluster headache (CH) is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent severe headaches on one side of the head, typically around the eye. There is often accompanying eye watering, nasal congestion, or swelling around the eye on the affected side.

  1. Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy is a type of facial paralysis that results in a temporary inability to control the facial muscles on the affected side of the face. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. They may include muscle twitching, weakness, or total loss of the ability to move one, and in rare cases, both sides of the face.

  1. Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.

  1. Neuralgia

Neuralgia is a stabbing, burning, and often severe pain due to an irritated or damaged nerve.

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Trigeminal neuralgia Causes

The pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia represents an irritation of the nerve. The cause of the pain usually is due to contact between a healthy artery or vein and the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain. This places pressure on the nerve as it enters the brain and causes the nerve to misfire.

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. Trigeminal neuralgia can also be caused by a tumor compressing the trigeminal nerve.

having trigeminal neuralgia doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to a life of pain. Doctors usually can effectively manage trigeminal neuralgia with medications, injections or surgery.

Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms

  • Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock.
  • Spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking or brushing teeth.
  • Bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes.
  • Episodes of several attacks lasting days, weeks, months or longer — some people have periods when they experience no pain.
  • Constant aching, burning feeling that may occur before it evolves into the spasm-like pain of trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Pain in areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve, including the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or less often the eye and forehead.
  • Pain affecting one side of the face at a time, though may rarely affect both sides of the face.
  • Pain focused in one spot or spread in a wider pattern.
  • Attacks that become more frequent and intense over time.


Trigeminal neuralgia Treatments

Trigeminal neuralgia treatment usually starts with medications, and some people don’t need any additional treatment. some people with the condition may stop responding to medications, or they may experience unpleasant side effects. For those people, injections or surgery provide other trigeminal neuralgia treatment options. To treat trigeminal neuralgia, your doctor usually will prescribe medications to lessen or block the pain signals sent to your brain.

IF you are suffering from Trigeminal neuralgia don’t wait and fix your appointment to the best neuro centre where, world best neurologist will treat you and help you to get relief from your Trigeminal neuralgia.

Asian Neuro Centre is one of the largest and most experienced practices in Indore where the best & experienced neurologist is skilled in dozens of specialties, working to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Dr Navin Tiwari

Consulting Neurologist

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