Trigeminal neuralgia

A chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face.


Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. It's most common in women over age 50.


Symptoms range from mild to severe facial pain, often triggered by chewing, speaking, or brushing the teeth.


Treatment includes medications, injections, and surgery.

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