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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 […]

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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 […]

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Maintaining a Positive Attitude

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We are continually looking for ways of coping with neuropathic facial pain. Until a cure is found, it is important to keep a positive attitude. Facing pain everyday makes this very difficult to do. Sometimes we must reach out to a fellow sufferer of pain to find new ways of coping. One such person is Deborah Barrett, PhD, MSW, LCSW. Dr. Barrett draws from her professional experience and “the empathy that comes from life in the pain trenches.”

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Questions About The Cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia Inspire New Genetics Study by The Facial Pain Research Foundation

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Three pioneers in pain research are gearing up for an international study aimed at determining whether genetics plays a role in the excruciating facial pain of trigeminal neuralgia. The study begins at a time of increasing scientific evidence that the source of the pain is something more than the well-known injurious compression of the trigeminal nerve.

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Recent Case Study Identifies Trigeminal Neuralgia on MRI Scans

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A new case study published in the Romanian Journal of Morphology & Embryology looks at the trigeminal nerve in MRI images. The research illuminates the anatomy of the trigeminal nerve, but may also hold clues to how trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is caused in some people.

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