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 »

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 »

Neuralgia pain is pain that occurs along a damaged nerve. People often describe it as a burning or stabbing pain which can be quite severe, as stated by Healthline. Although the cause of neuralgia pain is often unknown, ... More »

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