Hi, and thank you for joining us at EmpowHer women’s health online. Now let’s talk about trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal, or fifth cranial nerve.
And that’s why Dr. Neil Porter, a neurologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, is with us. Hi, Dr. Porter.
Dr. Neil Porter:
Hey. What’s going on, Todd?
Well, you know, this is an issue that’s popping up in our community women are interested in, so what exactly is trigeminal neuralgia, or TN for those who don’t like to botch it live on the air.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a state, it’s a chronic condition of facial pain, but really the pain isn’t continuous. So it’s really usually characterized by almost like a sharp shooting pain or we call a lancinating pain that’s just very, very brief.