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Trigeminal neuralgia causes severe pain in the face or head, typically triggered by the constricting of a nearby blood vessel, which puts pressure on the nerve. Shooting pain is felt in the eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, cheek or jaw. Attacks may occur spontaneously or due to any facial stimulation, including smiling, applying makeup, or drinking hot or cold liquids. Women are affected more often than men.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by trigeminal neuralgia. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that pinpoint constricted blood vessels so that surgeons can alleviate the pressure on the nerve and eliminate the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia. Recovery times also are shorter, because no incision is made.