All About Trigeminal Neuralgia: The ‘Suicide Disease’
Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia
- 50% of trigeminal neuralgia cases occur due to a problem between the normal blood vessel and the nerve, this contact puts pressure on the nerve resulting in nerve malfunction.
- 40% cases do not have this blood vessel compressing and are catergorised as ‘Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia’, since the cause is not known.
- 10% happen due to a disease called ‘Multiple Sclerosis’ or due to an infection called ‘Herpes Zoster’ or due to tumors in the trigeminal region.