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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

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Introducing: Geniculate Neuralgia Awareness Day

A couple of days ago, 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.Continue reading Introducing: Geniculate Neuralgia Awareness Day

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Treatment Option: Microvascular Decompression surgery

Microvascular Decompression (MVD) is a surgical treatment option for trigeminal neuralgia, geniculate neuralgia, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Although not a cure, until better treatments are developed, MVD is a cranial neuralgia patient’s best hope for lasting pain relief. From the Face Facts website’s MVD page: A microsurgical procedure called Microvascular Decompression (MVD) is an option for thoseContinue reading Treatment Option: Microvascular Decompression surgery

Face Facts Founder in the News

The latest issue of PainPathways, “the first, only, and ultimate pain magazine,” contains a full page profile of Erika Conrad, founder of the Facial Pain Advocacy Alliance. We’re so excited about this article and its power to reach even more people for facial pain awareness! The article is this issue’s “Reflections: Inspiring Pathways” feature. Trigeminal NeuralgiaContinue reading Face Facts Founder in the News