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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a type of chronic pain that affects your face. It causes extreme, sudden burning or shock-like pain. It usually affects one side of the face. Any vibration on your face, even from talking, can set it off. The condition may come and go, disappearing for days or even months. But the longer you have it, the less often it goes away.

TN usually affects people over 50, especially women. The cause is probably a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. Tumors and multiple sclerosis can also cause TN, but in some cases the cause is unknown.

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  1. Trigeminal Neuralgia (National Library of Medicine)  
    Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a type of chronic pain that affects your face. It causes extreme, sudden burning ...
  2. Trigeminal Neuralgia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet See a list of all NINDS Disorders Get Web page suited for printing Email ... Where can I get more information? What is trigeminal neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux , is ...
  3. Trigeminal Neuralgia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page Synonym(s): Tic Douloureux Condensed from Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux , is ...
  4. Trigeminal Neuralgia (International Radiosurgery Support Association)  
    TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA Click Here for the Updated TN Practice Guideline, January 2009 Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is paroxysmal (short & frequent) triggered face pain. ...
  5. JAMA Patient Page: Trigeminal Neuralgia (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    JAMA PATIENT PAGE Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal neuralgia Artery compressing trigeminal nerve and branches B R A I N V1 V2 V3 V1 V 2 ... F acial pain has a number of causes. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is named for the nerve (the trigeminal , ...
  6. Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of ... The pain of trigeminal neuralgia comes from the trigeminal nerve. This nerve carries the feelings of touch and pain from the face, eyes, sinuses, ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Trigeminal Neuralgia From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  8. Trigeminal Neuralgia (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  9. Pain: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... face, head, or neck is inflamed. Another condition, trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux), affects the largest of ... to treat a number of painful conditions, including trigeminal neuralgia. Another antiepileptic drug, gabapentin, is being studied for ...
  10. Headache: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... cord, can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and headaches. Trigeminal neuralgia . The trigeminal nerve conducts sensations to the brain ... as inside the mouth. The presumed cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a blood vessel pressing on the nerve ...
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