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What causes atypical neuralgia?

Atypical neuralgia is probably caused by blood vessels compressing the trigeminal nerve, which is a nerve in your head that connects to the brainstem. The blood vessels can pulse and put pressure on the nerve; when this happens repeatedly, pain can ensue. Atypical neuralgia may be due to compression on a specific part of the nerve, distinguishing it from the typical type. Other researchers believe that atypical neuralgia is an advanced stage of the typical type.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my atypical neuralgia symptoms?
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How do I manage my atypical neuralgia on a daily basis?
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with atypical neuralgia?
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How is atypical neuralgia diagnosed?
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