Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain Disorders Resources
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Definition Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a very painful disorder of the portion of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) that supplies sensation to the face. It is characterized by recurrent electric shock-like (paroxysmal) pains in one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve (maxillary, mandibular, and/or ophthalmic branches), each supplying a different portion of the face. Severe facial pain can last from a second to 15 minutes or longer; some individuals may have up to 100 lightning-like bursts of stabbing pain in a day.
The enclosed pamphlets, files, documents and photos are information that will help you with educating yourself or others about Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain Disorders. You may share and download files. These documents and files are not a means of self-diagnosis but for awareness and education.
You can learn more by visiting the Facial Pain Association at: www.fpa-support.org
For information on research visit the Facial Pain Research Foundation www.facinfacialpain.org
International Resources for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain Disorers:
United States Resource
United Kingdom Resources
Australia & New Zealand
If you suffer from a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible to receive monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.Trigeminal Neuralgia and Social Security Disability Benefits
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