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Can trigeminal neuralgia clear up without any treatment?

Trigeminal neuralgia may go away for a period of time without any treatment, but it usually comes back at some point. It is not uncommon for people suffering from trigeminal neuralgia to go months or even years without experiencing any pain, but eventually, the condition will recur. Luckily, there are several treatment options available to help you manage the pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms can fluctuate over time and there may a period of spontaneous remission, which may last from months to years. In the majority of patients the symptoms return. After many years the pain of trigeminal neuralgia may become less lancinating and more constant.

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