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How does glossopharyngeal neuralgia affect the body?

The affect of glossopharyngeal neuralgia on the body depends on what is causing the condition. Often it is because a blood vessel is pressing against the nerve. This pressure interferes with the nerve's ability to pass messages between the brain and the throat, tonsils, or tongue. Signals may be sent but then disrupted by the pressure.

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