Headache (commonly described as headache) is a localized pain in any part of the head. Because it is a frequent complaint with limited work activity and the performance of daily tasks, it often motivates the search for medical help.
Although headaches can cause suffering and anguish, they rarely indicate a serious problem.
However, since they can result from diseases of the brain, eyes, nose, throat, sinuses, teeth, jaws, ears, or even from a systemic disease, they deserve to be clarified in a medical consultation.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain associated with injury to a cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). This nerve is responsible for transmitting sensitive information from the face to the brain and controls the muscles involved in chewing.
The most frequent cause is nerve compression through an abnormally positioned artery; it usually tends to manifest in middle-aged and elderly people, but can affect adults of any age.
Medication (anticonvulsants, antidepressants) can relieve pain, although surgery is sometimes necessary.