Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Fothergill Disease
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Trifacial Neuralgia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

TNA - The Facial Pain Association
925 NW 56th Terrace, Suite C
Gainesville, FL 32605-6402
Tel: (325)331-7009
Fax: (325)331-7078
Tel: (800)923-3608
Email: patientinfo@tna-support.org
Internet: http://www.endthepain.org

American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
USA
Tel: (916)632-0922
Fax: (916)632-3208
Tel: (800)533-3231
Email: ACPA@pacbell.net
Internet: http://www.theacpa.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

NIH/National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse
1 NOHIC Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3500
USA
Tel: (301)402-7364
Fax: (301)907-8830
TDD: (301)656-7581
Email: nohic@nidcr.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nohic.nidcr.nih.gov

American Pain Society
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
Tel: (847)375-4715
Fax: (866)574-2654
Email: info@ampainsoc.org
Internet: http://www.ampainsoc.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Tel: (847)378-0500
Fax: (847)378-0600
Tel: (888)566-2267
Email: info@aans.org
Internet: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org and http://www.aans.org

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