Expert Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD


The trigeminal nerve is the sensory nerve of the forehead and face. Compression of this nerve can be painful and produce an electrifying sensation that can last from a few seconds to about two minutes and is especially felt during certain activities that require facial movements such as chewing, speaking, smiling, or brushing teeth. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs when there is chronic pain usually on one side of the face, due to nerve compression. The majority of those affected are over 50 years old. Left untreated, trigeminal neuralgia can be particularly debilitating.

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