exome sequencing

An Opportunity to Participate in Important Genetic Research

If you spend much time in the facial pain community online, you’ll probably notice the many references to facial pain within same families. You’re not alone in noticing that phenomenon. Scientists at Yale University have noticed it too, and they believe that there may be a genetic factor at work. Meet Kristopher Kahle, MD, PhDContinue reading An Opportunity to Participate in Important Genetic Research

Face Facts Personal Profile: Beth Margolis

From time to time, Face Facts will spotlight people who have distinguished themselves through their service to the chronic facial pain community. For this, our first personal profile, we chose the founder of the largest TN support group on Facebook, Beth Margolis. With nearly 11,000 members, Beth’s group – Trigeminal Neuralgia Support – holds a place of great importance in the array of online chronic facialContinue reading Face Facts Personal Profile: Beth Margolis

marijuana

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

Medical marijuana (MMJ) is a promising treatment for chronic facial pain, as demonstrated by several recent studies. Anecdotally, it has proven effective against nerve pain in individual case studies. For example: “…a patient with secondary progressive MS and severe lower limbs spasticity … was started on treatment with nabiximols. The patient also suffered from trigeminalContinue reading Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

Resource Spotlight: Pain Pathways magazine

Pain Pathways is a nationally distributed, quarterly pain management magazine. “First published in spring 2008, Pain Pathways is the culmination of the vision of Richard L. Rauck, MD, to provide a shared resource for people living with and caring for others in pain. This quarterly resource not only provides in-depth information on current treatments, therapies andContinue reading Resource Spotlight: Pain Pathways magazine