Trigeminal neuralgia, which is also known as tic douloureaux (TN), is a chronic neuropathic pain condition that affects the Trigeminal Nerve (a cranial nerve). The Trigeminal Nerve is responsible for sensations in the face, mouth, and brain. Trigeminal Neuralgia pain can be triggered by contact with the cheek. Actions that generally tigger the pain include brushing teeth, eating, drinking, and even talking. Trigeminal Neuralgia attacks typically start, stop, and start again suddenly, and the attacks will often increase over time until the pain-free intervals stop completely.
Specifics Of Trigeminal Neuralgia
There are two categories of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Type 1 (TN1) and Type 2 (TN2). Type 1 presents itself as severe intermittent shock-like pain in the face. Time of the pain varies and can last from a few seconds to as long as two minutes, and can occur in succession for up to two hours. Type 2 is a little different and presents with constant aching, stabbing, or burning pain in the face. The pain is typically less intense than pain from Type 1 but occurs for longer periods. It is very uncommon for an individual to experience both Type 1 and Type 2, but i can occur simultaneously. In these cases the pain can be debilitating for the suffering individual. Women and people over the age of 50 are at a higher risk of getting Trigeminal Neuralgia, although the condition can occur in anyone at any age.
Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Severe of shooting pain feeling like an electric shock
- Spontaneous or triggered attacks of pain
- Pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes
- Episodes that last days, weeks, or even months.
- Constant aching or burning feeling
- Pain on one side of the face at a time
- Attacks that become more frequent or intense
Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
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