Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neuropathic disorder that causes intense stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. The pain is caused by malfunction of the crania nerve V (trigeminal nerve), which carries sensory information from the face, to the brain and controls the muscles involved in chewing. The trigeminal nerve has three major branches: the ophthalmic nerve (V1), the maxillary nerve (V2), and the mandibular nerve (V3). Trigeminal neuralgia most commonly involves the middle branch (V2) and lower branch (V3), but the pain may be felt in the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, cheeks, teeth/jaw and side of the face.
59 year old, Female. Trigeminal Neuralgia on the left face for 2 years, getting worse for 2 weeks. It was caused by a meningioma. Pain was constant, associated with electric like pain lasting around 2 min, and was around mouth, nose, and cheek area. Touching the pain area caused more severe pain. After 3 treatments, the pain totally disappeared. An additional 11 treatments in 4 months were done to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and to reduce the body weight. Only a few times of short time pain were experienced. Three further treatments were done in another one and half month, no pain was reported. July 31, 2007. hz-acupuncture.com

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