Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia
There are several different causes of trigeminal neuralgia and because people’s symptoms vary, many cases may go un-diagnosed or are difficult to diagnose. Some of the factors that contribute to trigeminal neuralgia are:
- Nerve damage or trauma relating to a dental procedure, surgery, or accident.
- A vessel that is pressing directly on the root of the nerve.
- A tumor pressing on the nerve. (rare)
- Advanced MS that can cause the Myelin Sheath that covers the nerve to deteriorate. (rare)
- Lyme Disease trigeminal neuralgia.
- Post-Herpetic (shingles) trigeminal neuralgia.
- Other viral infections.
- In many cases there may be no known cause.