Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
People suffering from Multiple sclerosis (MS) report of trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, an intensely painful state of the face. It is caused by the impairment of the facial nerve trigeminal by the former disease. Nearly 300,000 Americans suffer from the neurolgical disorder of multiple sclerosis whose cause is unknown.
The body’s natural protection system itself turns hostile and attacks the nerve cells involved in the communication between the brain and the spinal cord in patients suffering from MS.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Check pain
- Stabbing facial pain
- Intense facial pain
- Facial pain on movement
- One-sided facial pain
- Sensitivity to movement
- Hotness and coldness causing pain
- Shaving causing facial pain
- Pain in the face caused by brushing teeth
- Yawning causing pain
- Chewing causing pain
- Touching face causing pain
- Brushing of hair causing pain
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Weight loss
- Difficulty in eating
- Watering eye
- Red eye
- Loss of appetite
- Pain triggered by sound
- Pain aroung the eye, cheek and lower part of the face
- Painful and sharp electric spasms lasting for few seconds to minutes
Facts to Remember About Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms:
- The pain repeats hundreds of times in a day.
- There is a tendency of the pain to remain latent for months or even years.
- It can worsen as the frequency increases over the period of time.
- In 10-12 cases, both the sides of the face experience the pain.
- If the pain is relentlessly, experienced like migraine headache in addition to its normal features, it is called the type 2 variant.
Researchers at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore have recently found that the radiation therapy is more effective in treating the painful condition when compared to the more conventional surgery or anti-epileptic drugs techniques. The results of their study were presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on October 31st 2010.