Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve
disease of the face also known as tic douloureux. It produces abrupt, facial
pain, particularly in the lower face and jaw and sometimes in the area
encompassing the nose, ears, eyes, or lips. This sharp, stabbing, pulsing
shock-like pain is generated by irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which has
its branches going to the forehead, cheek, and lower jaw. It normally is
limited to one side of the face.
It’s true that trigeminal
neuralgia cannot always be cured, there are treatments available to lighten the
stabbing pain. Usually, anticonvulsive medicines are the first therapy option.
Surgery can be the last option for those who are not showing any reaction to
the medications or for those who experience serious side effects from the
The symptoms that may occur include
The trigeminal nerve is a pair of cranial nerves in
the head. It is the nerve liable for providing a response to the face. The pain
connected with trigeminal neuralgia depicts an irritation of the nerve. The
cause of the pain normally is due to contact within a healthy artery or vein
and the trigeminal nerve at the bottom of the brain. This sets pressure on the
nerve as it invades the brain and makes the nerve to misfire. Other causes of
trigeminal neuralgia include the pressure of a tumor on the nerve.