"Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint." J.B. Yeats
CNN story on chronic facial pain
The facial pain syndromes are a group of terrifying and disabling disorders of the nerves in the head and neck. The most well known and distressing, is Trigeminal Neuralgia. Once known as Tic Douloureaux, it is one of the most severe and frightening pains known. Patients with these disorders deserve a lot of compassion. The other facial pains include the following:Atypical face pain Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Neuralgia secondary to Nervus Intermedius Acute Herpes Zoster of the Trigeminal Nerve Post-Herpetic Neuralgia Burning Mouth Syndrome Other rare disorders I have chosen the links above very carefully. Each one is very complete, medically well founded and caring in their approach.
Facial Neuralgia ResourcesThe Best overall resource on these disordersTrigeminal Neuralgia AssociationDedicated to the support of sufferers of this devastating disorderNIH clinical trials pageWhere to find information on government supported clinical trailsAcupuncture resources from the NIHVery thoroughA patient's perspectiveThere is nothing that clarifies the issues as well as a patient's storyEvaluation of Headache and Facial painFrom the physician's perspectiveNeurology and Neurosurgery Forum Cleveland ClinicAsk a doctor or chat with others about your painHarvard neurosurgeryReview of Glossopharyngeal N. and Hemifacial SpasmSouthern California Cranial Nerves Disorders ProgramGood explanation of the surgeon's approach to these disorders
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