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Facial Pain/Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is chronic pain condition that affects the area of the face supplied by the trigeminal nerve. It usually affects the middle or lower part of the face. The pain is usually on one side and is characterized by paroxysms of electric shock-like pain lasting from several seconds to two minutes. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia go to great lengths to avoid contact with trigger areas that may precipitate an attack.