How does neuralgia affect the body?

The cause of neuralgia can't always be determined but it is often the result of a malfunctioning nerve. In some cases an out of place artery, a tumor or even tight muscles could be putting pressure on one of your nerves causing your pain. For others it may be the result of nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis, shingles or an injury. There are several other possible causes as well, but they typically all have one thing in common. They involved the damage or aggravation of a specific nerve.

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How do I care for someone with neuralgia?
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How is trigeminal neuralgia treated?
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Treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia include medications or surgeries.
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Can neuralgia clear up without any treatment?
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What is trigeminal neuralgia?
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Trigeminal neuralgia is severe pain caused by compression of a nerve.
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