What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?


Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by intense facial pain coming from the trigeminal nerve, the 5th cranial nerve that carries sensation to the face.

Understanding the Risk Factors of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia occurs more often in women and in people over 50 years of age.

Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia causes intense facial pain on the side affected. This might feel like an intense electrical shock, mostly in the cheek, lips and oral region.

Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neurologists will be able to determine if your facial pain is caused by trigeminal neuralgia. MRIs will be done to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia at Premier Cancer Center:


Most Common Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
to Trigeminal Neuralgia

• Fatigue