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!
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
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
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!
Facial Pain Awareness Month is more than Just trigeminal neuralgia Awareness! One of the reasons that we need an entire month of Facial Pain Awareness is because there are so many facial pain conditions. Thousands and thousands of people live with a chronic neuropathic facial pain other than TN, yet they have often had to stepContinue reading We’re more than TN…
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
Since it is Facial Pain Awareness Month, it seems especially appropriate to discuss the merits of raising awareness in the first place. You may ask: What difference does it make, really? Does it matter if our friends on Facebook see that we have facial pain conditions? Is it really necessary to turn our social mediaContinue reading Awareness and Why It Matters: Diagnosis and Earlier Intervention
Often, chronic pain patients find themselves at a loss for words when someone asks the question, “What is chronic facial pain anyway?” We wanted to help surmount that obstacle to raising awareness of facial pain, so we created this YouTube video. You can share this video on your social media accounts to bring awareness toContinue reading Raising Awareness With Social Media: Video Sharing
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October is rapidly approaching and there are many ways we can unite and spread the word about Facial Pain Awareness. Let’s encourage our families, friends and community members to get involved all month long. They’ll have a hard time saying no when they see the great “teal deals” below. There’s something for everyone, even ourContinue reading October is Almost Here! Time to Show Everyone Your Teal!