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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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Trigeminal Neuralgia Podcast

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A BMJ Clinical Evidence systematic overview looks at the evidence for medical and surgical treatments of trigeminal neuralgia, and the uncertainties that exist due to gaps in the evidence. This has been summarised in The BMJ. The authors of the overview and bmj.comsummary, Professor Joanna Zakrzewska from the Facial Pain Unit at the Eastman Dental …

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Atypical Face Pain vs. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Perplexed by…mixed-symptom cases, doctors began referring to them as ‘atypical trigeminal neuralgia.’ That term dates back to 1927 when that efinition was given to pains similar to TN that didn’t quite match the definition of classic TN…If these symptoms stray far enough from TN – especially when the pain goes beyond the areas served by the trigeminal nerve – the diagnosis may change to the even murkier tag of ‘atypical face pain.

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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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Patient Tips for Coping with Facial Pain and TN

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Below are tips that we have received in the past from patients who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia or Facial Pain.  This information is intended to supplement your general knowledge. Be sure to speak with a qualified medical professional and/or other appropriate healthcare professionals before taking any other advice. Practicing healthy habits is a great way …

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About TN

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When meeting with a doctor to determine if you suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), you should come prepared with questions to ensure that you are receiving accurate and helpful diagnostic advice. Below is a list of questions to consider asking your practitioner during your first appointment: How often do you treat patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia …

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