Why the Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance Matters…To You!

For many years, there wasn’t very much accessible, authoritative information about facial pain conditions on the internet. Up until a year ago, there was only one nonprofit dedicated to information about facial pain, and it concerns itself with trigeminal neuralgia almost to the exclusion of all other facial pains. If you suffered from glossopharyngeal neuralgia,Continue reading Why the Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance Matters…To You!

Anesthesia Dolorosa

Anesthesia Dolorosa Awareness Day

The First Annual Anesthesia Dolorosa Awareness Day is Today, October 17th, 2017. Anesthesia dolorosa (AD) and trigeminal deafferentation pain (TDP) are two types of pain associated with the trigeminal nerve, unique in that they are caused not by a vascular compression, but by damage to the nerve. Dreaded even among trigeminal neuralgia sufferers, both are oftenContinue reading Anesthesia Dolorosa Awareness Day

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Introducing Anesthesia Dolorosa Awareness Day

There is more to Facial Pain Awareness than just trigeminal neuralgia. TN is not the only neuropathic facial pain condition. There are many other facial pain conditions that have never been individually recognized or singled out for recognition by any facial pain organization. Because they are so rare, those who have these conditions have had to resideContinue reading Introducing Anesthesia Dolorosa Awareness Day


Introducing Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Awareness Day!

Last week, members of the facial pain community observed Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Awareness Day for the fifth consecutive year. Every October 7th since 2013, we have turned our Facebook profile pictures teal, shared our personal stories of tribulations and triumphs, posted videos and memes, and raised money for various facial pain endeavors. To the creditContinue reading Introducing Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Awareness Day!

Geniculate Neuralgia

TODAY, October 1oth, IS THE First ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL geniculate NEURALGIA AWARENESS DAY! Geniculate Neuralgia (GN) is a nerve disorder affecting the geniculate ganglion of 7th and 8th cranial nerves. Relatively little is known about GN making it a very infrequently diagnosed disorder. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed outside of an existing trigeminalContinue reading


Today is the FIFTH Annual International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day! The first Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day happened in 2013, christened by Toni Saunders of TNnME. On this day, we work to raise the profile of TN in our social media circles. Many people fundraise for facial pain causes by designing and selling graphic tshirts andContinue reading

A Beautiful and FREE Way to “Go Teal” for Facial Pain Awareness Month

Take a look at this pretty teal, glow-in-the dark pendant. Now get this: it’s FREE. No kidding! For a limited time, Save Our Oceans is giving this, the Enchanted™ Tree Of Life Pendant, away for FREE! All you have to do is pay for shipping. The more you order, the more the shipping fee is, butContinue reading A Beautiful and FREE Way to “Go Teal” for Facial Pain Awareness Month