Trigeminal Neuralgia: Today my pain helped another

Today I was not feeling very well however I am a warrior.  I got dressed and went to work as usual. While at work I heard a customer fussing at one of my cashiers.  I went to the line and pulled the customer out of line to assist them one on one. At first the…

How to Alleviate Pain Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (the largest of the craniofacial nerves). Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by intense burning, stabbing, and aching pains in different regions of the face at different intervals. There are two subtypes of trigeminal neuralgia known as type 1 (TN1) and type 2 (TN2). If…

Cyberknife Radiation Successful For Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia

A small study published online in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery shows that a technique in which highly concentrated beams of radiation are used, known as Cyberknife, can relieve the stabbing pain of the facial nerve condition trigeminal neuralgia. About five in every 100,000 individuals is thought to suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, which is characterized as a…

Trigeminal Neuralgia, the Meridian Massage Approach

Trigeminal Neuralgia is painful! “Neuralgia” means pain along a nerve. Nerve pain is particularly challenging because of its intensity. The trigeminal nerve is a three branched (“tri”) nerve that covers a large area on the side of the face (see image). Trigeminal Neuralgia is a very painful condition usually affecting one side of the face. Something…

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Trigeminal Neuralgia

:facepalm:: Good grief. I shouldn’t be surprised, EVER, by a reader telling me that her physician informed her that Sjogren’s syndrome is just dry mouth and dry eyes. I’ve read and heard and seen this repeatedly. But I am. I feel surprised and disappointed and somewhat cranky. Every single stinkin’ time. Case in point: A reader recently…

The Monster in My Face: What the Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia Feels Like

I am a big-time lover of everything scary. Scary movies, haunted houses, going to get the mail in my PJs, you know…scary. I still remember watching scary movies with my best friend Rachel when we were little girls. We would huddle up together in one chair, our eyes closed through most of the movie and…

How to Fight Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Facial and Head Pain

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is called “the worst pain known to mankind” and “the suicide disorder” by Medical Science. It causes severe unrelenting facial and head pain. It usually attacks one side of the face, but in rare instances can affect both sides. TN is not hopeless, but can be completely life-changing and a challenge, so…

Trigeminal neuralgia, type of nerve pain, is an early multiple sclerosis symptom

Trigeminal neuralgia, type of nerve pain, is an e A type of nerve pain, called trigeminal neuralgia, can be very hard to cope with and has become known as an early symptom of multiple sclerosis. Trigeminal neuralgia affects the fifth cranial nerve, trigeminal, which is responsible for the sensation in the face involved with biting and chewing….