Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms and Causes.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms and Causes

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms and Causes

Have you experienced excruciating pain while putting on makeup or just during brushing your teeth? Well, it is possible that your doctor might diagnose you with Trigeminal neuralgia. Even though the attacks might seem mild and can cause fatigue, trigeminal neuralgia can be a serious condition if ignored.

It is a chronic pain condition which affects the trigeminal nerve which carries sensations from the face to the brain. In this condition, it is possible that building a slight expression can be a painful experience. Therefore, any diagnosis of the condition requires intensive care. The onset can be bearable even if it is mild shocks and jolts of pain. But, the longer you ignore it, the worse it can get. Even though the condition is more frequent among women, it can affect men as well and cause a long-lasting damaging impact.


Identifying the initial symptoms can go a long way in identifying the disease and help you initiate the treatment as soon as possible.

  1. Episodes of severe pain that shoot through your face to the brain
  2. Episodes of attacks that can range over a week or even a month without pain
  3. Pain affecting only one side of the face over a consistent period of time.

If you face any of the above symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately.

Causes of the condition:

The cause is a damaged blood vessel which fails to transmit the message to the brain. The communication issue between the blood vessel and the nerve can cause pressure which can cause the malfunction. It could be because of age or even facial trauma. It is possible that there might be legions which can cause the nerve to be pressed and damaged.

If any triggers such as shaving, laughing, talking, brushing or even smiling triggers unbearable pain in your facial muscles, it is time for you to consult your doctor immediately.

At FlowCare, Dr. Rajendra Bansal provides you the best Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in Jaipur using the RFA technique. Dr. Bansal is one of the best Interventional Radiology experts in India and having a vast experience of Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia: A chronic pain disorder

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

In simple language, trigeminal neuralgia is intense facial pain. It is like a sharp shooting pain like having an electric shock in jaw, teeth or gums.

It mostly occurs in the form of unpredictable attacks that last for a few seconds to nearly 2 minutes. Generally, in this kind of disease, only one side of the face gets affected, and mostly in the lower part.

A person suffering from this condition may suffer from attacks regularly for days, weeks, months, and in some cases attacks can occur hundred times in a day.


It is due to the compression of the trigeminal nerve. This nerve is responsible for passing the sensations, from teeth, face, and mouth to the brain.

The compression of the trigeminal nerve is because of a nearby blood vessel pressing on part of the nerve inside the skull.


If not treated, then it can be an unbearable problem. The treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and alleviate the symptoms to a good extent.

Interventional Radiology has gained good success in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. The treatment is minimally invasive i.e. very less pain throughout the procedure.


At Flowcare, you can get the best treatment by the Interventional Radiologist Dr. Rajendra Bansal. He had expertise in providing various IR treatments.

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