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Suffering from shooting nerve pain, please advise

My mother is suffering a shooting nerve pain which starts from her face and runs down till her neck. Though we have visited some neurologists in Mumbai, we havent been able to get a medicine that has worked on her .She is 60 years of age and she is NOT a diabetic. She is not suffering from any other ailments
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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it sounds like a condition called trigeminal neuralgia .it is a very very painful condition .there are some tablets which will give relief.if that doesnt come down then you have options like alcohol injections- or go in for a surgery .essentially the aim of the many surgery procedures is to either damage or destroy the part of the trigeminal nerve that's the source of your pain.: so it can cause numbness of the area of nerve supply to a varying degree- as this nerve is the responsible for
most of facial sensation.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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tell me, is here face physically affected also? is it like drooping or anything? because i have the same shooting nerve pain that starts from my face and goes to my neck! but my face is physically affected also, similar to bell's palsy. ive had it for like 4 years this pain. it healed a little for a while.

Answered: Sat, 9 Jan 2010
  Anonymous's Response

Are you sure it is trigeminal neuralgia? Why dont you consult someone in AIIMS or NIMHANS??

Answered: Fri, 8 Jan 2010
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