A neuropathic disorder involving the trigeminal nerve, marked by chronic, excruciating pain in the eye, ear, nose, scalp, lips, teeth, forehead, and jaw. Even mild stimulation such as wearing makeup, can trigger abrupt, searing, intense pain. Type 1 causes extreme, sporadic pain that can last a few seconds to two minutes per episode, while type 2 is less severe.

Also Known As

  • Douloureaux