Definition of trigeminal neuralgia in English:
Neuralgia involving one or more of the branches of the trigeminal nerves, and often causing severe pain.
- Patients describe the sudden and severe pain of trigeminal neuralgia as a ‘red hot needle’ or ‘forked lightning’ pain in the face.
- Before this time, trigeminal neuralgia was described as pain that gave patients the facial appearance of a dog about to bark.
- Patients then are asked if they feel typical trigeminal neuralgia pain.
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