Learn more. Trigeminal neuralgia most frequently affects people older than 50, and the condition is more common in women than men. Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common cause of facial pain and is diagnosed in approximately 15, people per year in the United States. Trigeminal neuralgia pain is exceptionally severe.
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The pain is normally triggered, for example by light touch, and is described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating or burning. It usually lasts for a few seconds but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession. We provide information, support and encouragement to those who suffer this excruciatingly painful condition. Our aim is to raise awareness of TN within the medical community and the general public at large.
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