The First Annual Cluster Headache Awareness Day is Today, October 21st, 2017. (Cluster Headache Awareness Day is observed in the UK on March 21st.) Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgia (TAC) literally means “trigeminal headache with autonomic nervous system features” and that is exactly what they are. TACs are a set of disabling primary headache and facial pain disorders characterizedContinue reading Cluster Headache 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
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!
Trick or Teal! To continue raising facial pain awareness throughout the month of October, Facial Pain Awareness Month is launching the First Annual Teal Pumpkin Contest on Facebook! Below are submission requirements, prize details, contest rules and a few tips for decorating your pumpkin. *Be advised, if you live in a neighborhood of trick or treaters: InContinue reading Teal Pumpkin Contest!
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
I can hardly believe it myself! We’re working hard to pull together resources to share with everyone and enough content to support a daily Facial Pain Awareness Month blog post/newsletter. If you are able and willing to help make Facial Pain Awareness Month a success, there are several jobs that need doing. Feel free toContinue reading The First Annual Facial Pain Awareness Month Kicks Off in TWO DAYS!!
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