Advertisement

What is the trigeminal nerve?

The trigeminal nerve is largely a sensory nerve. It provides sensation to the face and it does not move the face per se. There is a component of the trigeminal nerve that participates in the chewing muscle, the big muscle in your jaw and in your temporal region, but facial movement is mostly controlled by the facial nerve, another one of the cranial nerves.

Continue Learning about Neuralgia

What type of doctor treats pudendal neuralgia?
Darshan N. Shah, MDDarshan N. Shah, MD
Pudendal neuralgia is a difficult condition to treat and so patients often require a comprehensive, ...
More Answers
How do I care for someone with neuralgia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There isn't always much you can do to care for someone with neuralgia. Your main responsibility will...
More Answers
What is the most common type of neuralgia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common type of neuralgia in the United States. Approximately 1 in...
More Answers
How many different types of neuralgia are there?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There are four main types of neuralgia. Most of them are named after the nerve they affect. Trigemin...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.