Trigeminal neuralgia is pain associated with your trigeminal nerve, which you may feel in your lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw and/or lower jaw. Everyone’s symptoms are different: you may experience extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like pain in the face that lasts a few seconds or minutes. For some people, the pain is constant aching, throbbing and/or stabbing.
To learn more about trigeminal neuralgia,
Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day?
Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day is on October 7 and serves as an opportunity for those living with facial pain and their loved ones to come together to raise awareness, educate people about this rare condition, and raise money for support organizations and research.
How can I learn more?
Join our webinar on October 7 at 7pm ET
Dr. Jeffrey Brown, chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Facial Pain Association, will answer the most frequently asked questions about trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain. Register here.
From t-shirts to coffee mugs, treat yourself to some awareness swag, and help facial pain patients in the process.
Conference - Nov. 2-3
Newly diagnosed? Looking to meet other patients? Interested in learning about different treatments from the top doctors treating TN? Attend the world’s largest Facial Pain conference. The event is hosted by UC San Diego and will be held on November 2-3, 2019.
Ways to Get Involved
Are you ready to join our mission, but need ideas on how to get started?
Want to laugh? Need to educate your network? Check out our TN meme bank and join our Meme Design contest!
Social Media Toolkit
Join the conversation at #TNAwarenessDay #FaceTodayTogether. Click here for suggestions on how you can leverage social media to help raise awareness.
TN Awareness in Your Community
Our friends at TNnME have a great campaign called "Light It Up Teal" in a worldwide effort to paint the world teal on Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. Find request letters and other important information here.