Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is among the commonest causes for episodic facial pain. It commonly affects one side of face, however, in some patients, both sides of face may get affected.
Here, we have a patient suffering from left sided trigeminal neuralgia, describing her symptoms. Pain is episodic, shock-like, lasting for a few seconds. Pain is mainly affecting left V1 and V2 dermatomes. Pain gets triggered by brushing teeth, eating, chewing food, touching the face and speaking in her case.