Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by paroxysmal pain in the area of innervation of the nerve. The trigeminal nerve, complex in its structure, is a moving and sensitive roots and 3 branches (ophthalmic, maxillary and mandibular).
The main complaints in this disease are sudden attacks of headaches with irradiation in the exit area one, less often two branches. Pains are shooting, burning, jerking, aching. Disorders of sensitivity is determined by the nature of the nerve is affected, its engine or branches. With the defeat of sensitive nuclei violation of sensitivity is celebrated on the side of the face by dissociate type. The defeat of separate branches causes a reduction of sensitivity at innervated their areas. Soreness is limited by pressing a finger on the skin in places nerve exit from the skull (I branch in the field of the top inner edge of the eye socket - ophthalmic nerve, II branch in the centre of the upper jaw - maxillary nerve III branch temporomandibular on the chin). The defeat of the trigeminal nerve in the field node will appear on the corresponding part of the face of all kinds of sensitivity, sometimes with herpetic eruptions. In these cases, the pain is expressed in all three points. Diagnostics of the disease is not difficult, in most patients pain occur after cooling, tonsillitis, sinusitis, when running a dental caries. The treatment of this disease is very difficult, given the etiology of the disease. Medicines used phenylbutazone, reopirin, Finlepsin, active fortification (B1 and B12). In painful points (trigger zone") for the night it is recommended to RUB warming creams: finalgon, Dolbik (to protect the eyes!). Of physiotherapeutic procedures give a good ultrasound, UHF at the exit area of the branches of the trigeminal nerve. Most of the athletes after the complex treatment of pain syndrome passes or decreases sharply, improve sleep and overall condition.