Canadian Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a facial nerve disorder that causes sudden and severe shock-like pains in the face. It is reported to be the most painful condition in the world. The disease affects approximately 1.5% of the population mostly people over the age of 55 although it can affect people of any age.
This TN patient Guide is a great overview of TN produced by the Facial Pain Association in the USA.
Diagnosis of TNThe majority of people will have their TN diagnosed through the medical history. A diagnostic tool used often is the MRI.