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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)


Synonyms of Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Fothergill Disease
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Trifacial Neuralgia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve) characterized by attacks of intense, stabbing pain affecting the mouth, cheek, nose, and/or other areas on one side of the face. The exact cause of trigeminal neuralgia is not fully understood.

    Organizations related to Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
      5550 Meadowbrook Drive
      Rolling Meadows IL 60008-3852
      Phone #: 847-378-0500
      800 #: 888-566-2267
      e-mail: info@aans.org
      Home page: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org
    • American Chronic Pain Association
      P.O. Box 850
      Rocklin CA 95677
      Phone #: 916-632-0922
      800 #: 800-533-3231
      e-mail: ACPA@Pacbell.net
      Home page: http://www.theacpa.org
    • American Pain Society
      4700 West Lake Avenue
      Glenview IL 60025-1485
      Phone #: 847-375-4715
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@ampainsoc.org
      Home page: http://www.ampainsoc.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
      1 NOHIC Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3500
      Phone #: 301-402-7364
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA)
      925 Northwest 56th Terrace
      Gainesville FL 32605
      Phone #: 325-331-7009
      800 #: 800-923-3608
      e-mail: tnanational@tna-support.org
      Home page: http://www.endthepain.org



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