I know I’m a little late in writing this, but if anyone noticed anyone wearing the colour Teal as well as buildings turning their lights on a Teal colour, then it was for TN day.
What is TN?
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) also known as tic doloureux is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face. It has been described as among the most painful conditions known. The pain originates from a variety of different locations on the face & head and may be felt in front of the ear, eye, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, cheeks, mouth, or jaw and side of the face.
The pain of TN is from the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a paired cranial nerve that has three major branches: the ophthalmic nerve (V1), the maxillary nerve (V2), and the mandibular nerve (V3). One, two, or all three branches of the nerve may be affected. 1–6% of cases occur on both sides of the face but extremely rare for both to be affected at the same time. Trigeminal neuralgia most commonly involves the middle branch (the maxillary nerve or V2) and lower branch (mandibular nerve or V3) of the trigeminal nerve.
My facial pain is from an accident & there is no cure, but it is still some of the most painful known to man. If you see TN around again, you will know a little bit more about what it is & that it affects everyone.
Posted by mom150006, 8th October 2015