Trigeminal Neuralgia Directory
Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of chronic, severe facial pain. Patients with trigeminal neuralagia have episodes of intense burning or shock-like pain, usually on one side of the face around the cheek. The episodes come and go, and may last from days to months. Anything that touches or moves the cheek can trigger extreme pain, from brushing the teeth to putting on makeup to eating and drinking. Doctors aren't exactly sure what causes trigeminal neuralgia, but it may be due to a blood vessel pressing on the nerve that sends sensations from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralogia may run in families. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how trigeminal neuralgia occurs, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.