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What causes trigeminal neuralgia?

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masso 12 Jun 2014

From the literature of

Causes of Trigeminal neuralgia

The pain of trigeminal neuralgia comes from the trigeminal nerve. This nerve carries the feelings of touch and pain from the face, eyes, sinuses, and mouth to the brain.

The condition usually affects adults, but it may affect anyone at any age. Trigeminal neuralgia may be part of the normal aging process.

Trigeminal neuralgia may be caused by:

Multiple sclerosis
Pressure on the trigeminal nerve from a swollen blood vessel or tumor
Often, no cause is found.

Doctors are more likely to find a cause in a person who is younger than age 40.

pamee 12 Jun 2014

Thank you for being so thorough my friend!

masso 12 Jun 2014

You are kindly welcome.

pamee 12 Jun 2014

Hello Teressa,
If you type trigeminal neuralgia up above in search box it will tell you all about it.
I hope this helps,
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