Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe chronic pain condition manifesting with facial pain in the trigeminal nerve . Trigeminal neuralgia is often triggered by touch, speech, chewing, or other means. It is typically treated with either anti-seizure medication or surgery. It is thought by most medical professionals to be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve.
Trigeminal neuralgia patients are not much different than most TMJ patients. I have many cases that have responded to non-surgical jaw repositioning therapy (dental orthopedics), a form of treatment not recognized by dentistry nor the trigeminal neuralgia associations. In both cases, chronic jaw misalignment causes hyper excitement of the trigeminal nerve with subsequent elevation in substance P.
Further information is available at trigeminal-neuralgia.com.