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What is the difference between neuroma and trigeminal neuralgia?

how can i tell difference between neuroma and trigeminal neuralgia. 68 yrs. old. have upper and lower dentures good health otherwise pain is constant from a level 4 to level 10 in severity pain seems to originate in lower jaw and radiate to upper jaw
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
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Hi,

Trigeminal neuralgia pain is episodic in nature, lasting for a few seconds to minutes. Neuroma can be diagnosed by doing a good MRI scan.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist
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What is the difference between neuroma and trigeminal neuralgia?

Hi, Trigeminal neuralgia pain is episodic in nature, lasting for a few seconds to minutes. Neuroma can be diagnosed by doing a good MRI scan. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist