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Trigeminal neuralgia TN or TGN is a long-term pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve [1] , the nerve responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. It is a form of neuropathic pain. The exact cause is unknown, but believed to involve loss of the myelin of the trigeminal nerve. Treatment includes medication or surgery. It is estimated that 1 in 8, people per year develop trigeminal neuralgia.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Trigeminal neuralgia is extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. Although the exact cause of trigeminal neuralgia is not fully understood, a blood vessel is often found compressing the nerve. Medication, injections, surgery, and radiation may be used to treat the pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia

What is trigeminal neuralgia? What causes trigeminal neuralgia? What are the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your 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. You may initially experience short, mild attacks.