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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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Tips From Patients for Coping With Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia

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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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Support Groups for TNA

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What’s great about the Trigeminal Neuralgia (FPA)/Facial Pain community is we are all willing to help others cope, learn, and understand the disorder. This community is not limited to patients, either. The collective are for caregivers, patients, and doctors. Throughout different areas, you are likely to find support groups that meet for those who suffer …

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TN: A Primer for the Oral Health Care Professional and Patients

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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) also known as tic douloureux, is an excruciating facial pain that tends to come and go in sudden shock-like attacks. For some, it will be relentless, lightning-like bolts of pain. Classic TN has distinct symptoms which clearly separate it from other forms of facial pain: It is usually unilateral pain, only occurring …

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Leesa Morrow – Living With Pain

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At the 2013 FPA National Conference, Leesa Morrow, PhD shares extensive detail of how to effectively live with chronic pain, including facial nerve pain. Dr. Morrow discusses  research that examines the formation of personality as an inherited trait and how it affects your personal experience with pain.  She also provides symptoms and data associated with depression, and …

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