Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I have to have a condition that is so noticeable”? Do you feel embarrassed that your face is going through constant cycles of intense burning and stabbing sensations yet do not know where to start on getting treatment? We understand how you feel, especially how having a chronic illness on such a personal part of your body like your face can be quite debilitating. What we have done is compiled a list of tips that you can use to seek relief from trigeminal neuralgia. What exactly is trigeminal neuralgia? It is a chronic pain illness that affects the muscles that are innervated by the 5th cranial nerve, also known as the trigeminal nerve. Some common symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are sharp stabbing, aching, and burning pain throughout different regions of the face. So, if you think you are suffering from the symptoms we just described, the tips below may help alleviate some of your pain.
Keep in mind, that consulting your physician is always a great option when trying to get an accurate diagnosis and trying to determine what might be of help for you. Once your doctor has completed a medical history and a physical exam; they may prescribe some medications that treat trigeminal neuralgia.