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TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA is an extremely severe facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is normally triggered, for example by light touch, and is described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating or burning. It usually lasts for a few seconds but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession.

WE ARE Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK (TNA UK). We provide information, support and encouragement to those who suffer this excruciatingly painful condition. Our aim is to raise awareness of TN within the medical community and the general public at large.

For more information about the TNA UK Dental Undergraduate Essay Prize click here.

 

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Gavin & Janet

TN is a comparatively rare affliction but both Gavin and Janet had the condition. They are now enjoying a pain free retirement after both having MVD operations.... To read the full version of this story you need to be a member. If you wish to join please follow the link below.

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Roger's Story

I created a Pain Chart and recorded the frequency of attacks and pain on a daily basis using simple scales to understand the pattern of what was happening.... To read the full version of this story you need to be a member. If you wish to join please follow the link below.

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Jon's Story

What relief - no pain! I thought it time to write to you with a success story so others will feel there is hope around the corner.... To read the full version of this story you need to be a member. If you wish to join please follow the link below.

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Mike's Story

Too fragile to risk an MVD operation I opted for the Gamma Knife procedure. It seems to work and I recommend it.... To read the full version of this story you need to be a member. If you wish to join please follow the link below.

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