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Trigeminal Neuralgia Support

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When dealing with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), patients often suffer from debilitating pain that can inhibit them from enjoying everyday activities. In an effort to find cures and help patients suffering from TN, The Facial Pain Association (FPA) provides numerous pages of information, support, and discussions on our website. We urge patients and doctors to explore …

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Peter Jannetta, a True Father of Modern Neurosurgery

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To view our Quarterly 2015 Fall edition click here: TNA-Quarterly-2015-Fall-Jannetta

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Visting the Dentist: Tips for Facial Pain Patients

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Tips for staying as painless as possible during dental treatment. Patients suffering from face pain, including TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia) are often concerned that dental procedures will aggravate their pain. TN patients who are pain free are at little or no risk, yet they still fear work within their mouth. Dental work is hardest on those with constant neuropathic facial pain.

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TNA Video Project

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The TNA Video Project is a collaboration between TN patients and The Facial Pain Association to raise awareness of facial pain syndromes and to celebrate the Association’s 25 years of patient support and advocacy. Join the Project and let the world hear from you, how this horrific pain can be triggered by something or some action that most …

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Become a Member

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As a paying, supporting member of FPA, your partnership will help us provide patient support, education for patients and medical professionals and advocate for research to find a cure for facial pain. Check out our “Membership Registration” page, where you can renew or become a member quickly and easily. Your support means more help to …

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Choose the Best Doctor for You!

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When it comes to your health and well-being, you should never settle. It is important to understand that you can (and should) choose a physician that is willing to work with you. Your doctor wants to help you and ensure that you are comfortable during your appointment. If at anytime you feel as though you …

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Preparing for Winter Weather

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The cold weather is tough to bear, even if you do not suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia. In order to beat the cold (and the stress that comes with winter holidays), you must be prepared.  During this frigid winter, it is possible that the severe pain will return, so you want to be as prepared as …

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The Young Patients Committee (YPC)

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The Young Patients Committee (YPC) is a division of FPA, the Facial Pain Association. This group will uphold the same mission as The Facial Pain Association. The main purpose is to represent the interests of neuropathic facial pain patients under the age of 40. Learn More for Your Child As a parent or caregiver, you …

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Surgical Treatment Options for TN

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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) patients often suffer from debilitating pain that can inhibit them from enjoying everyday activities. When officially diagnosed with TN, patients are given options for treatment. These options are typically medication, surgery, or other alternatives to medication such as complementary/alternative treatments. Below is a brief description of surgical treatment options for TN. Microvascular …

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