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trigeminal nerve?

I suffer from this rare desease.I was diagnosed 3 years ago although I had been suffering from it since I was 15...i'm now 23.My question is Insurance here is so expensive in Tx. so I don't have it...even if I applied it would take a while to get it and I don't have that kind of time when I am already in the pain.What do I do about it? Go to a doctor and pay for that visit and have them do absolutely nothing but refer me do a nuerologist, which I know would cost $900.00 probrably for a catscan. Please white me back.

what would probably serve you best is a pain management physician- but trying toafford that without insurance will be tough.  (+ info)

Can a Brain MRI detect inflammation to the Trigeminal Nerve?

I have a lot of pain in the face, mostly in the nose and cheek area. I had a Sinus CT Scan done, and the results came normal. I think the pain could be a nerve-related problem. I read online that the Trigeminal Nerve is responsible for facial sensation.
Another strong possibility is "TMJ disorder".

Unless it is reeeealy small inflammation than yeah it should be able to.  (+ info)

what is the disease or disturbance related to motor trigeminal nerve?

The motor branches of the trigeminal nerve control the movement of eight muscles, including the four muscles of mastication: masseter,temporalis,medial pterygoid and lateral pterygoid. 4 other muscles also receive trigeminal motor supply: tensor veli palatini,mylohyoid,anterior belly of digastric and tensor tympani.

Damage to these motor components would disrupt mastication,chewing.
(Involvement of the sensory components is responsible for trigeminal neuralgia.)  (+ info)

Please tell me I am not having a problem with my trigeminal nerve?

For the past 4 months I have been complaining of pain on the right side of my face. The pain started as dull, my gums and teeth hurt, it is almost as if someone divided my face exactally in half. The pain is getting worse, radiates from my jar to my ear up into my eyeball. I I wake up throughout the night after sleeping on that side of my face. If I open my mouth too far it will set off pain. There are times I do not even want to talk from the pain. Anyone suffer from this? Next time it becomes so excrutiating at night should i go to the emergency room for pain or will they think i am nuts. I need help this is absolutely terrible.

It sounds like Trigeminal Neuralgia. There are some medications to help with the pain from this, however no cure. Easier to get the meds and control it. It is not extememly common, however if you went to the ER is is common enought that they will figure out what you have. Before this gets flared up again, I would just go to your doctor and get the meds. Why suffer? Also, you can get TENS units and apply the electrodes to you face and exit of the trigeminal nerve to control the pain (I am a physical therapist and know that this is one treatment). Good luck.  (+ info)

if trigeminal nerve is cut below medulla what happens?

a. loss of sensation of pain same side
b. loss of sensation of pain ipsilateral
c. loss of propriocepion same side
d. loss of sensation of propriception opposite side

which is the right answer?

You'd probably have a tough time feeling your face, and I'm not positive, but you probably couldn't move your mouth either.  (+ info)

If trigeminal nerve is cut below medulla what happens?

a. loss of sensation of pain same side
b. loss of sensation of pain ipsilateral
c. loss of propriocepion same side
d. loss of sensation of propriception opposite side

which is the right answer?

loss of sensation of pain on the same side.since it is the peripheral part of the nerve everything lost will be on the same side  (+ info)

what are all the muscle and nerve diseases that can cause jerkking and twitching?

hi im 15 and for the past 2 weeks my arms ,legs neck,back.everything jerk...expecially when im still.. im so misserible..i feel like i want to jump out of my skin please help

Hi There

First you need to relax about the issue. If you keep focused on the issue then you'll attract more of the issue (law of attraction).

Here are some ideas to heal the issue. You need to take control of your health and this is a great start. Asking for assistance and excepting all answers. Dont let anyone tell you this or that. Always research and trust your own instincts on health. You will determine what you will believe in or try, but be open to all options and you will heal yourself.

Aromatherapy: Chamomile, eucalyptus, cedarwood, juniper, and/or lavender essential oils massaged into the affected areas can relieve pain.

Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day. Also eliminate all caffeinated beverages, refined sugars, cigarettes, and commercial carbonated beverages.

Herbs: Combine equal parts of the tinctures of St. John`s wort, skullcap, oat, and Siberian ginseng. Take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Externally, peppermint oil can be applied to the affected area to relieve pain.

Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Aconite, Mag phos., Phytolacca, Chelidonium, Lycopodium, and Arsen alb.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

Juice Therapy: Parsley, celery, and carrot juice acts as a nerve tonic that can be helpful in mild cases.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Brewers` yeast, calcium, lecithin, and magnesium. Proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals can also be helpful especially in cases of neuritis.

Topical Treatment: Apply Epsom salt packs to the affected area.

Water: You need to be drinking around a gallon of water a day (I do). We are made of 85% water and the nerves need the fluid to function properly. We lose a quart of water a day, just by breathing. Dont underestimate the power of drinking water.

Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating neuralgia, neuropathy, and neuritis: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga.

Best of health to you  (+ info)

does trigeminal nerve problem cause lips and tongue to go numb and tingly?

my lips and tongue went numb and was tingling. went to e.r. to find out what it was. dr. thinks it may be linked to trigeminal nerve. can't find these symptoms in research. sometimes have tic in eye also. could this be linked to trigeminal nerve? what causes this? is it dangerous? do i need to see a neurolgist?

this is nothing serious. you have 12 intercranial nerves that controll differnet parts of your body. the trigeminal never is one that controlls tongue movement and sense. if it is just your trigeminal nerve the symptoms will stay isolated to this area.  (+ info)

Trigeminal Nerve Damage?

I don't have trigeminal neuralgia. I had brain surgery and the doctor had to cut the trigeminal nerve to remove the tumor. Now I have constant burning pain due to the nerve damage. We've tried meds and 2 trigeminal nerve blocks, none really helping. My problem is when I try to research this problem all I can find is info on trigeminal neuralgia, not my real problem. Anybody have any ideas where I might look for this.

Try CRPS/RSD. It will cause burning pain and it has many other options other than nerve blocks  (+ info)

Trigeminal neuralgia: can it involve a constant pain instead of a fleeting pain?

Classic trigeminal neuralgia involves a fleeting pain that is often triggered by an external stimulus. The cause is often found to be a blood vessel pressing on a nerve. Can that same situation (a blood vessel pressing on a nerve) cause a constant pain that is not triggered by an external stimulus? If so, is the blood vessel always apparent on an MRI? Or might an MRI miss it? Thanks for all replies.

Yes, TN can cause constant pain. When it does, it's usually classified as "atypical trigeminal neuralgia."

If a blood vessel is pressing on the nerve, an MRI ordered to focus in tightly on the trigeminal nerve ought to catch it, but sometimes the cause of trigeminal neuralgia isn't as readily apparent as a blood vessel pressing on a nerve. Sometimes (as in my case) there's no visible cause at all to explain why the nerve keeps firing.

There's a useful breakdown of the various types of TN and related facial pain problems here:

(Although bear in mind while reading it that this website is focused on MVD, so it tends to overstate both the probability of a blood vessel pushing on a nerve as the evident cause *and* the efficacy of the MVD operation as a cure for TN. Nonetheless, if you can overlook that, it's still a pretty decent breakdown.)  (+ info)

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