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Trigeminal Neuralgia

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The trigeminal nerve is responsible for sensation in the face as well as biting and chewing. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia have episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain on one side of the face.  The exact cause is unknown and so it’s difficult to treat.  Given that it is a type of nerve pain, treatment includes medications, injections or surgery.  90% of patients respond to a medication program.

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