Have you heard trigmenial neuralgia. It is a neuropathic condition that affects the trigeminal nerve. According to the mayoclinic.com here is a definition.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.
You may initially experience short, mild attacks. But trigeminal neuralgia can progress and cause longer, more-frequent bouts of searing pain. Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it's more likely to occur in people who are older than 50.
If you suffer from this for of neuropathy, you know how bad and annoying it can be. It impacts your life tremendously. Many people have tried certain treatments like steroids, injections, and surgery only to find that it did not help at all.
Here are the symptoms listed by the mayoclinic:
Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns:
Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock
Spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking or brushing teeth
Bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes
Episodes of several attacks lasting days, weeks, months or longer — some people have periods when they experience no pain
Constant aching, burning feeling that may occur before it evolves into the spasm-like pain of trigeminal neuralgia
Pain in areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve, including the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or less often the eye and forehead
Pain affecting one side of the face at a time, though may rarely affect both sides of the face
Pain focused in one spot or spread in a wider pattern
Attacks that become more frequent and intense over time
If you have trigeminal neuralgia and have failed other treatments or still on pain meds here is a bit of hope. Our patient Linda recently graduated from our office. She had trigeminal neuralgia to the point where she could not eat or sleep. The pain was so intense that she just suffered. Today after going through our unique treatment process for neuropathy, she is 100% pain free. If you don't believe me click below to see her video. There is always hope for neuropathy, you just have to look.