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Pain Management: Trigeminal Neuralgia

  title={Pain Management: Trigeminal Neuralgia},
  author={M. Siddiqui and S. Siddiqui and J. Ranasinghe and Fred A Furgang},
  • M. Siddiqui, S. Siddiqui, +1 author Fred A Furgang
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • he International Association for the Study of Pain defines trigeminal neuralgia as sudden, recurrent, severe pain in the distribution of one or more of the branches of the fifth cranial nerve. 1 Although compression of the nerve root is the most common reported cause of the disorder, most cases are idiopathic. The pain can be triggered by talking, brushing teeth, touching the face, chewing, or swallowing. An episode generally lasts only a few seconds, but several episodes may follow each other… CONTINUE READING
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