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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain.  The pain seldom lasts more than a few seconds or a minute or two per episode. The intensity of pain can be physically and mentally incapacitating. TN pain is typically felt on one side of the jaw or cheek. Episodes can last for days, weeks, or months at a time and then disappear for months or years.  In the days before an episode begins, some patients may experience a tingling or numbing sensation or a somewhat constant and aching pain.  The attacks often worsen over time, with fewer and shorter pain-free periods before they recur.  The intense flashes of pain can be triggered by vibration or contact with the cheek (such as when shaving, washing the face, or applying makeup), brushing teeth, eating, drinking, talking, or being exposed to the wind.  TN occurs most often in people over age 50, but it can occur at any age, and is more common in women than in men.  There is some evidence that the disorder runs in families, perhaps because of an inherited pattern of blood vessel formation. Although sometimes debilitating, the disorder is not life-threatening.
Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney dysfunction

Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney dysfunction

A rare diagnosis leads to successful treatment for patient with unusual vascular condition

A rare diagnosis leads to successful treatment for patient with unusual vascular condition

MUSC researchers uncover a new cause for laryngeal symptoms

MUSC researchers uncover a new cause for laryngeal symptoms

Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief

Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief

Electronic system to speed up facial pain diagnosis may improve quality of life and save money

Electronic system to speed up facial pain diagnosis may improve quality of life and save money

Fredrick Junn, M.D. recognized as Pinnacle Professional Member in the Medical field

Fredrick Junn, M.D. recognized as Pinnacle Professional Member in the Medical field

Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Novel substance can effectively inhibit chronic nerve pain, study shows

Novel substance can effectively inhibit chronic nerve pain, study shows

Delaying stereotactic radiosurgery worsens trigeminal neuralgia pain outcomes

Delaying stereotactic radiosurgery worsens trigeminal neuralgia pain outcomes

Psychiatric disorders may follow trigeminal neuralgia

Psychiatric disorders may follow trigeminal neuralgia

Brainlab launches automated stereotactic radiosurgery planning tools at ESTRO 2015

Brainlab launches automated stereotactic radiosurgery planning tools at ESTRO 2015

AMS agrees to sell Gamma Knife and radiation therapy services business in Turkey to Euromedic

AMS agrees to sell Gamma Knife and radiation therapy services business in Turkey to Euromedic

AMS' revenues decrease 4.6% to $3,937,000 in fourth quarter 2013

AMS' revenues decrease 4.6% to $3,937,000 in fourth quarter 2013

New Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery reduces severe facial pain caused by nerve disorder

New Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery reduces severe facial pain caused by nerve disorder

LCH hosts international dental teaching symposium at Jessie Trice Community Health Center

LCH hosts international dental teaching symposium at Jessie Trice Community Health Center

FDA grants orphan-drug designation to Convergence's CNV1014802 for treatment of TN

FDA grants orphan-drug designation to Convergence's CNV1014802 for treatment of TN

Orlando Health and UF health partner to expand neurosurgery program

Orlando Health and UF health partner to expand neurosurgery program

AANS, CNS urge Congress to restore Medicare payments for stereotactic radiosurgery

AANS, CNS urge Congress to restore Medicare payments for stereotactic radiosurgery

HSS involving resiniferatoxin receives U.S. patent to alleviate intractable pain

HSS involving resiniferatoxin receives U.S. patent to alleviate intractable pain

Neuros Medical honored as most promising startup

Neuros Medical honored as most promising startup