Trigeminal neuralgia – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by

Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of chronic pain that affects the face. It most often causes extreme, sudden, burning, or shock-like pain. Typically, it only affects one side of the face. It most often affects the lower face and jaw and around the nose, ears, eyes, or lips. It can be set off by any vibration on the face, such as those coming from talking. It may disappear for days or even months, but it will likely go back. The longer you have it, the less often it goes away. The condition typically affects people older than 50, especially women. The cause of it is probably a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. Other causes of trigeminal neuralgia are tumors and multiple sclerosis. In some cases, the cause is not identified.

Known symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia

A person with trigeminal neuralgia may experience one or more of the following signs:

  • Abrupt attacks of pain triggered by stimuli that are usually not painful, such as by touching the face, chewing, speaking, or brushing the teeth
  • Episodes of cluster attacks that may last much longer, although there may be no pain between them
  • Intense episodes of searing, shooting, jabbing pain that feel like electric shocks
  • Intermittent twinges of mild pain that last from a few seconds to several minutes
  • Pain attacks that occur more regularly and intensely over time
  • Pain in one or both sides of the face
  • Pain Spasms that last from a couple of seconds to a couple of minutes
  • Pain that is centered on one spot or spreads in a wider pattern
  • Pain where the trigeminal nerve and its branches may reach, such as the forehead, eyes, lips, gums, teeth, jaw, and cheek
  • Tingling or numbness in the face before pain occurs

Body systems harmed by trigeminal neuralgia

The body system harmed by trigeminal neuralgia is the nervous system.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent trigeminal neuralgia

Foods that prevent and treat trigeminal neuralgia include avocado carrot juice, almond milk, and cayenne pepper.

Treatments, management plans for trigeminal neuralgia

Natural treatments for trigeminal neuralgia include having enough B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, using herbs such as St. John’s wort, rosemary, and ashwagandha oil, and applying cold or warm compress; while conventional treatments for trigeminal neuralgia include medication and surgery to reduce the symptoms.

Where to learn more

Summary

Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of chronic pain that affects the face.

Trigeminal neuralgia causes a sudden, extreme pain on the face.

Trigeminal neuralgia can be prevented with avocado carrot juice, almond milk, and cayenne pepper.

Trigeminal neuralgia can be treated naturally by having enough B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, using herbs such as St. John’s wort, rosemary, and ashwagandha oil, and applying cold or warm compress.

Sources include:

MedlinePlus.gov

MedicalNewsToday.com

SearchHomeRemedy.com

DoctorsHealthPress.com

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