Trigeminal neuralgia refers to an intense lancinating pain in the area of the face, which can be triggered by normally non-painful stimuli (touch, chewing, speaking).
The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve that is mainly responsible for the perception of facial stimuli. Neuralgia occurs if the feeling, of stimuli commonly perceived as normal, is very strong and leads to intense, lancinating pain that lasts for a few seconds.
Women beyond the age of 40 are affected more often. The typical facial pain occurs, usually triggered by chewing, speaking, or by touching a specific point in the face or mouth area. There are two forms of neuralgia, the idiopathic form (cause unknown), that does not show any results in a neurologic examination, and the symptomatic form, which occurs together with a variety of neurological diseases (nervous diseases).
To treat the neuralgia, it is needed to identify first the exact cause. If the neuralgia is idiopathic, pain medication can be used to alleviate the symptoms. In case of failure to respond to medication, surgery may be considered.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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