Jul 12, 2022
Did you know that the Bollywood actor, Salman Khan, suffered through a a painful disease called trigeminal neuralgia? It is a nerve disorder that is thought to affect one million people worldwide. The chronic condition is known to cause abrupt, searing facial pain. It is especially excruciating in the lower areas of the face, jaw, around nose, ears, eyes or lips.
Salman Khan was diagnosed with this neuropathic disease in 2007, battled the same for around four years and then underwent a nerve surgery in the US in 2011.
Let’s learn more about Trigeminal Neuralgia, its causes, symptoms, treatment and more in the article below. Keep reading.
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Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes painful sensations, similar to an electric shock on one side of the face. This chronic pain condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. Trigeminal neuralgia is also termed as “tic douloureux”.
It starts with irritation of the trigeminal nerve. This can occur due to the following conditions:
Diseases- Certain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, can injure the myelin sheath.
Tumors- Sometimes a tumor or a tangle of arteries presses on the nerve.
Injury- Trigeminal nerves can be injured during surgery, an accident, or a stroke.
Treatment includes medical and surgical options, which are as follows:
And that is everything you need to know about trigeminal neuralgia, the painful disease that Salman Khan suffered through. Get more such updates along with expert exam preparation tips on the PrepLadder App. Download it now to experience a revolution in NEET PG education.
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