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Possibly, yes. Though there are other possibilities such as faulty re-innervation from an old Bell's palsy.

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Dr. Giles Elrington

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Colchester

Painkillers don't work well for trigeminal neuralgia because the problem is a short circuit in the nerve resulting from pressure from an artery ion the nerve. Treatment is with anti epilepsy drugs like carbamazepine, or surgical decompression of the nerve.

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