What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia and How Is It Treated?
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Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects the nerves in your face. It causes a painful electric shock sensation in the jaw or side of the face, and the symptoms can worsen over time. Neurosurgeon Shervin Rahimpour, MD, explains what causes trigeminal neuralgia and how surgery could provide relief to those suffering from the condition.