alexa Low Vitamin B12 Syndrome in Trigeminal Neuralgia

ISSN: 2167-0846

Journal of Pain & Relief

  • Research Article   
  • J Pain Relief 2012, Vol 1(5): 109
  • DOI: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000109

Low Vitamin B12 Syndrome in Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Received Date: Nov 30, -0001 / Accepted Date: Nov 30, -0001 / Published Date: Jun 25, 2012


Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) is a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve that causes episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed - lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines trigeminal neuralgia as a sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing, recurrent pain in the distribution of one or more branches of the fifth cranial nerve. Typically, brief attacks of pain are triggered by talking, chewing, brushing teeth, and shaving, applying make-up or even a slight breeze. Generally, it is a clinical diagnosis, although imaging may be necessary to exclude other pathology.

Keywords: Vitamin B12, Trigeminal neuralgia

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