Trigeminal Neuralgia is a painful disorder of the 5th cranial nerve, that typically involves the lower face and jaw, the nose, area above the eye, and gums. It is a penetrating, sharp, electric-shock-like pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve.
Other symptoms include:
- The pain several times a day or week, followed by a period where you don’t feel any symptoms at all.
- Pain that effects on side if the face.
- Attacks that happen more often and get worse over time.
- A light breeze against your face might set off the pain
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is sometimes described as the most unbearable pain known to humanity. And while there is no cure to it, there are treatments that exist to lessen the debilitating pain. Surgery can be effective, particularly for those who have become unresponsive to medications or have had serious side effects from the medication. People with this disorder tend to have anxiety because they don’t know when the pain will reoccur.
It may also be triggered by the following:
- Touching the skin lightly
- Brushing teeth
- Blowing the nose
- Drinking hot or cold beverages
- Encountering a light breeze
- Applying makeup
(This list is compiled from information provided by https://www.aans.org)
Stem cell treatment has advanced considerably over the past few years and the treatments for pain related disorders are
The treatment involves patient’s stem cells are injected at high concentrations at strategic points along the trigeminal nerve path. This injection of stem cells will work to boost healing and reset the physiology of the pain. The amount of treatment needed for the nerves to fully recover differs from person to person and can only be determined after a thorough neurological and vascular evaluation.