Multiple Cranial Neuropathies | Johns Hopkins Medicine - Facial neuropathy
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Introduction. Trigeminal neuralgia (say: try-GEM-uh-nuhl noo-RAHL-juh) is a very specific kind of facial pain that involves the trigeminal nerve (or fifth cranial. Neuropathy is a disorder that causes nerve damage and affects your ability to feel and move. When nerves in the brain or brainstem are affected, it is called cranial neuropathy. This condition occurs when the facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve) is affected.