Facial nerve neuralgia
Nerves of the face that may be triggered. Click to view larger Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) - Treatment.
Mapping the Nerves in Your Face
Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet
Description:Injury to the trigeminal nerve perhaps the result of sinus surgery, oral surgery, stroke, or facial trauma may also produce neuropathic facial pain. This pain comes in repeated waves that last an hour or more. These medications are the initial treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and are used as long as the pain is controlled and the side effects do not interfere with a patient's activities. Other options include acupuncture, upper cervical chiropractic, biofeedback, vitamin therapy, and nutritional therapy. Your doctor can help you decide which surgery is right for you, based on your overall health, which nerves are involved, and your preferences. Expect your doctor to ask lots of questions about your condition.