What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is

The pain of trigeminal neuralgia is

Massage is locally contraindi-


pain along the trigeminal

very sharp and severe. Patients

cated when a client is having an

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nerve, usually in the lower

report stabbing, electrical, or

acute episode of TN. Otherwise,


face and jaw.

burning sensations. There may

massage is appropriate. Work an



also be a muscular tic.

the face and head of a client




who has TN with their specific






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