Key Players In Trigeminal Neuralgia Drug Development

The Suicide Disease
The Suicide Disease

Trigeminal neuralgia, known as “the suicide disease” is a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve, i.e., the nerve responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing.

The most common cause of trigeminal neuralgia is due to a normal blood vessel i.e., an artery or a vein, coming in contact with the trigeminal nerve at the base of our brain, which puts pressure on the trigeminal nerve, resulting in lightning bolt shots of pain.

Inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, and Lyme disease can also cause trigeminal neuralgia.