TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA- Description of Symptoms


Patient suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia describing her symptoms

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.

Published by Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine) DM (Neurology)

I am a doctor with 25 years experience. I have worked as a neurologist for about 20 years. Educating public and healthcare professionals is very dear to me. This is possible due to my interactions with thousands of patients and their caregivers. I salute the patients who suffer and it is our duty to minimise suffering by preventing diseases and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment of those already affected.

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