TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA is an extremely severe facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is normally triggered, for example by light touch, and is described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating or burning. It usually lasts for a few seconds but there can be many bursts of pain in quick succession.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK (TNA UK) provides information, support and encouragement to those who suffer this excruciatingly painful condition. Their aim is to raise awareness of TN within the medical community and the general public at large.