Some causes of trigeminal neuralgia are compression of the trigeminal nerve by the blood vessels, aneurysms or tumors, as well as diseases such as multiple scleroris, sarcoidosis and Lyme disease, according to MedicineNe... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Compressed or irritated occipital nerves cause occipital neuralgia, which may be due to an injury, inflammation and entrapped nerves, according to WebMD. Sometimes doctors cannot find the root cause of the condition. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic condition that causes extreme pain from mild stimulation of the face, states Mayo Clinic. The condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which transports sensation from the face to the brai... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Intermittent, shooting facial pain is the characteristic symptom of facial neuralgia, also known as trigeminal neuralgia, according to WebMD. Pain normally affects one side of the cheek or jaw and may also be present aro... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While the exact number of persons living with trigeminal neuralgia is unknown, an estimated 150,000 people are diagnosed with the disorder each year, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Trigem... More » Health Conditions & Diseases