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 can expect that your child will ask many questions and bring up concerns. If your child has trigeminal neuralgia, it is important to learn as much as you can about TN and its treatment. You will find that when your child asks questions, you will be able to provide them with answers. Any questions you are not able to answer can be discussed with your doctor. No matter what, remember to keep your child involved. If your child has trigeminal neuralgia, it is important to learn as much as you can about TN and its treatment.
Use Your Knowledge
Always stand up for what your child needs. Advocate for your child with doctors, family, friends, and schools, if necessary. Using what you have learned about TN, you can educate others so your child can live comfortably. Also, understand that when discussing treatment options, it is possible that you will need to travel. Given that TN is not common among children, choose a surgeon that is experienced in treating children with TN.
Seek Emotional Help
Your child will need emotional support, and so will you. Some of the best support can be found through The Facial Pain website and other TN patients. Support can be given to you, your child, and even family and friends. Remember that you are not alone. To learn more about TN and The Facial Pain Association, contact us today!