To confirm the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia and exclude other treatable causes of face pain, we will perform a thorough neurologic evaluation, including a review of your pain history, medications, treatments and procedures you have tried in the past. We will discuss your current treatment and review any neuroimaging scans related to your face pain, so please bring these scans with you to your appointment. We will then tailor further evaluations and treatment recommendations based on our findings and your preferences.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.