Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the nervous system that causes severe, sharp, and stabbing pain in the face. The pain is caused by dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face.
Trigeminal neuralgia can have a significant impact on quality of life. The pain can be so severe that it interferes with daily activities such as eating, drinking, and talking. The pain can also be triggered by simple activities such as brushing teeth or shaving.
As a result, people with trigeminal neuralgia may avoid social situations and become isolated. In addition, the constant pain can lead to fatigue, depression, and anxiety. If left untreated, trigeminal neuralgia can significantly reduce quality of life.
Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing the debilitating effects of this condition.