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Can you provide a list of medications prescribed for neuropathic facial pain with recommended dosages and side effects?

Medical Treatment for Facial Pain, by Jeffrey Cohen, MD


I am looking for information on dental work, hygiene, and treatments for patients with mouth pain.

Dental Care with Concomitant Neuropathic Orofacial Pain, by Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD and Gary D. Klasser, DMD


What are the classifications of TN?

Classifications of Neuropathic Facial Pain, by the Facial Pain Association


How do you diagnose TN1 vs other forms of facial pain?

A Patient’s Guide to Management of Trigeminal Neuropathies and Other Facial Pains, by Steven Graff-Radford, DDS and Bahareh Safaie, DDS


Diet as an alternative treatment?

Pain-Triggering and Pain-Safe Foods, by the Facial Pain Association


Medical marijuana as an alternative treatment?

Can Medical Marijuana Conquer Pain? By Pam Neff


Please provide surgical options and “compare treatments”.

Surgical Treatment Options for TN, by the Facial Pain Association


I am having difficulty at work because of my pain, do you have any advice to help me in the workplace?

Working When You Have TN, by the Facial Pain Association


Is neuropathic facial pain considered a disability? Can I get disability insurance?

Disability Coverage, by the Facial Pain Association


Where do I find a doctor who treats facial pain?

Find a Doctor


I have a consultation with a neurosurgeon. What should I ask him or her about a procedure?

What Your Doctor Needs to Know, by Carol James


What’s the difference between TN1 & TN2?

Classifications of Facial Pain, by the Facial Pain Association


Diagnostics? MRI? Whether to see neurologist or neurosurgeon first?

Making Treatment Decisions, by Anne Ciemnecki
Finding the Perfect Doctor, by Cindy Ezell


Does TN affect people more in Fall and Spring?

Why Does Pain Get Worse When a Storm Is Coming? By Diana L. Walcutt, Ph.D


Can FPA provide a list support groups or a network list of patients I can reach out to?

Support Network


How is cyber knife different from gamma knife?

What Is Radiosurgery? How Is It Done? How Does It Work? By Jeffrey Brown, MD