Do you sometimes experience a sudden and severe and sharp jolt of pain in your face whenever you make even the slightest of motions using your facial muscles? You may be suffering from a condition known as trigeminal neuralgia.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a medical problem that is characterized by a sharp painful feeling like an electrical shock in the face. This pain occurs in episodes that can last from seconds to hours. In severe cases, an individual can experience up to 50 episodes of facial pain in a single day.

There are several potential reasons for why trigeminal neuralgia may occur. Neurosurgeon Dr. Nader Pouratian will be happy to provide you with the professional medical care you are in need of. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.