Trigeminal Neuralgia is uncommon, with an estimated prevalence of 155 cases per million persons.
Listed below are the following Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms :
– Trigeminal Neuralgia induces sudden and extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain that can last two minutes or less.
Sufferers may experience short, mild attacks, but trigeminal neuralgia can progress, causing longer, more frequent bouts of searing pain.
– Trigeminal Neuralgia usually occur one one side of the face. The pain of trigeminal neuralgia may occur in a fairly small area of your face, or it may spread rapidly over a wider area.
-Initially The episodes of attack are brief and disappears for a few weeks before it attacks again.
The bouts of attack comes and go for a certain period of time, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months at a time or even years.
-In Some people, the attacks can occur as much as 100 times a day. Such extreme cases will limit a persons daily routine and activities.
-During Episodes of attacks, the relief from pain is short lived, from a few seconds to a few minutes before another bout of attack recurs.
-Days Before an episode begins, some patients may experience a tingling or numbing sensation or a constant aching pain
-With Time, Trigeminal Neuralgia occurs more frequently and become more painful.
-Pain Begins from the jaw area of the face, usually on the same area. It is most severe at the ends of the nerve, especially over the nostrils, lip, chin or teeth.
Approximately 50 percent of sufferers will have a specific area or spot of the face, usually located somewhere between the lips and nose, where a slight touch or change in temperature can trigger episodes of Trigeminal Neuralgia.
-In Addition, Trigeminal Neuralgia attacks are very sensitive to pressure. It can be brought on by vibration or contact with the cheek (such as when shaving, washing the face, or applying makeup), brushing teeth, eating, drinking, talking, or being exposed to the wind.
Due to the variety of treatment options available , having trigeminal neuralgia does not necessarily mean you are doomed to a life of pain. However, being aware of Trigeminal Neuralgia symptoms and treating it early will ease the pain.