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The mission of The Facial Pain Association (formerly The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association) is to serve as an advocate for patients living with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, by providing information, encouraging research and offering support.

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TNA Conference Schedule

Meet the world's leading experts on neuropathic face pain. Here what they have to say. Tell them what you think. Conference programs are designed to facilitate interaction between medical professionals and face pain patients.

TNA National Conference TNA 20th Anniversary National Conference
August 28-29, 2010
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Register Early - space is limited
TNA Regional Conference TNA Regional Conference
October 23, 2021
Beth Israel Podell Auditorium
New York City
Register Early - space is limited

TNA - The Facial Pain Association and its fight against trigeminal neuralgia is now captured in a short form educational documentary. The feature will air on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News and Discovery Health Network. Click the link to watch it now!


Participate in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research study about managing neuropathic pain. 

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TNA Funds Research Project

TNA – The Facial Pain Association, through its Facial Pain Research Institute, has initiated a research study into the causes of damage to the trigeminal nerve and how to halt or minimize the resulting pain. Research will be conducted through a partnership with a leading medical research team in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute in Gainesville, FL.

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Up to One Quarter of Pain Patients Self-Medicate With Alcohol            

AMA Agrees Marijuana May Have Analgesic Benefits

Medical Acupuncture

Sinusitis With Polyposis Presenting as Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia Treated With Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Decoction

Microvascular decompression in patients with isolated maxillary division trigeminal neuralgia, with particular attention to venous pathology

Presence or Thoughts of Loved One Relieves Pain

Neurologic Disease and Pregnancy

Therapeutic options for neurologic disorders have grown immensely over the past decade. As a consequence, when a woman becomes pregnant, the question is no longer whether to continue or discontinue her treatments; rather, the issues are which treatments to continue and how they should be administered.

Pain Treatment with Opioids: Achieving the Minimal Effective and the Minimal Interacting Dose

Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia in the Elderly: Long-Term Treatment Outcome and Comparison With Younger Patient.

Long-term outcomes of Gamma Knife radiosurgery for classic trigeminal neuralgia: implications of treatment and critical review of the literature

Women experience greater heat pain adaptation and habituation than men

Protecting Your Job While Coping With a Chronic Illness

Classification of trigeminal neuralgia: clinical, therapeutic, and prognostic implications in a series of 144 patients undergoing microvascular decompression.

Radiographic evaluation of trigeminal neurovascular compression in patients with and without trigeminal neuralgia.

Toothache or Trigeminal Neuralgia: Treatment Dilemmas

Research Analyzes Repeat Surgery for Patients Suffering from Recurrent and Painful Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia in a Patient With Spontaneous
Intracranial Hypotension

A prospective cohort study of microvascular decompression and Gamma Knife surgery in patients with trigeminal neuralgial


End the Pain.  Neuropathic Facial Pain Expressions and Impressions. 
Compiled and Edited by Suzanne Grenell.

People of all ages in all parts of the world suffer neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia (TN), which strikes like lightning bolts in the face.  The pain drives victims to their knees, to despair and sometimes suicide.   End the Pain contains very personal expressions of pain, coping and great courage.

To order a copy of End the Pain, please contact us at  1-800-923-3608 or


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