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Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia (also known as tic doloureux or
prosopalgia) is a neuropathic disorder of the Trigeminal
Nerve
that causes episodes of intense, sudden
shock-like  pain in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead
and jaw.

The pain usually lasts for a few seconds, but there can be
many bursts of pain in quick succession.

It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 people suffer from
Trigeminal Neuralgia, although those numbers may be
significantly higher due to frequent mis-diagnosis.

Trigeminal Neuralgia usually develops after the age of 50,
more commonly in females, although there have been cases
with patients being as young as three years of age.
Last Updated 9th June 2015
This topic is covered by many good websites, some of which are listed below.


Useful Articles & Websites:

Royal London Oral Medicine Dept Trigeminal Neuralgia Leaflet

BMJ 2015.  Summaries of BMJ Clinical Evidence.  Trigeminal Neuralgia

AAN-EFNS Guidelines on Trigeminal Neuralgia Management


Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK

Patient UK

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries - Information for Patients

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries

National Institute of Clinical Excellence

Emedicinehealth.com

NHS.uk



BMJ Podcast about Trigeminal Neuralgia