The trigeminal nerve carries sensation from the face to the brain. It's most common in women over age 50.
Symptoms range from mild to severe facial pain, often triggered by chewing, speaking, or brushing the teeth.
Treatment includes medications, injections, and surgery.

  • tic douloureux
  • fothergill’s disease

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Rare

< 0
Cases per year

Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging rarely required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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