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Pain-Triggering and Pain-Safe Foods

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Even with drugs, surgery, complementary therapies, and more, facial neuralgia patients often report that they still have pain that is triggered by certain activities, environmental conditions, and food. Although there have been no specific dietary studies on neuropathic facial pain, it seems to make good sense to cut back on anything that stimulates the central nervous system. The last thing you want to do is further excite an already hyper-excited trigeminal nerve.

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Neuropathic Facial Pain, Vitamin B-12 & Myelin

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If damaged myelin is at the heart of the trigeminal nerve’s short-circuiting pain, then fixing it seems to be a logical goal. Neurosurgeons address this problem by seeking to move a blood vessel away from the area where the vessel is hitting the nerve as blood pumps through it and consequently wears down the myelin sheath.

The nutritional approach encourages the body to heal injured myelin. Because Vitamin B-12 is thought to play a role in myelin production, it is one of the most common nutrients used in trying to combat TN and neuropathic facial pain.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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TN may rarely be the first symptom of MS, but usually does not begin until about 11 years after the onset of MS.
When TN is diagnosed in anyone under the age of 40, MS is suspected and should be ruled out.
TN with MS is 18% more likely to be bilateral. It usually begins on one side and after years occurs on the other. It is preferable to treat each side individually, while guarding against having numbness on both sides.
TN with MS is more likely to be atypical pain – dull, burning & constant rather than electric bolt type pain.
1-2% of MS patients develop TN.

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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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Anesthesia Dolorosa

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What is Anesthesia Dolorosa (AD)? The cause of AD. Why AD occurs. What the pain of AD feels like. Why it’s important to distinguish the difference between AD and TN. Treatments for AD.

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Tip Sheet: Neuropathic Face Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia

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All tips are in the patient’s own words. These tips are anecdotal only and are not endorsed by FPA. They are intended for information purposes only, to supplement a visitor’s general knowledge. It is not intended to replace or in any way supplement or qualify the services of a qualified medical professional and/or other appropriate …

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