The trigeminal nerve is responsible for carrying sensations from your face to your brain and directly associated with the nerve pain condition, trigeminal neuralgia. If this nerve is irritated or compressed in anyway the result can be torturous for those suffering from trigeminal neuralgia.
Even a slight brush of a makeup applicator or kiss from a loved one on the cheek can result in discomfort and spasms of pain. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic, long-term disorder that often gets more severe over time. Because of the continuous nature of trigeminal neuralgia, life for those diagnosed can be very difficult.
At times, the sudden jolts of pain dramatically interfere with an individual’s quality of life and in some cases can be debilitating. Unfortunately, there is not a long-term cure for this disorder however there are several medications that may be used to reduce pain levels.
With TN it is common for the pain to come and go spontaneously, which often makes it problematic when choosing which specific treatment method is the most beneficial. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually diagnosed based on your description of symptoms – take a look at the signs and symptoms presented here to see if any apply to your own experiences.
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