National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day | October 7
Sat Oct 7th

National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, October 7th, brings support and education to the general public about a painful illness.


The trigeminal nerve is the largest of cranial nerves, and it is composed of 12 pairs of nerves that control various aspects of the facial. Trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by pressure on the nerve, aging, or a condition that wears away the myelin, such as cerebral palsy. Injury or stroke are two other causes.

Many with trigeminal neuralgia may suffer severe pain in the face and jaw. Even minor stimulation can cause pain. The pain can be shooting or jabbing. Some sufferers have a burning sensation before an episode begins. The pain can be localized or widespread, and it will continue to deteriorate over time. It can also last a few minutes or days.

Although medical procedures such as surgery or medications may provide relief, the condition is becoming chronic over time.

The observance encourages us to wear teal in honor of those who suffer from this debilitating disease. The day is dedicated to raising the cause of science in the hopes of finding a cure. It also aims to raise hopes of advancing diagnosis and treatment procedures.

Learn how to celebrate trigeminal neuralgia awareness day on the national level

Wear teal while raising concerns about trigeminal neuralgia. Support research and fundraising campaigns are assisting with support. Learn more about the illness that may have an effect on someone you love. Find out how to help them as they seek medical attention and relief from trigeminal neuralgia. Share your stories of achievement and coping skills. If you do, use #TrigeminalNeuralgiaAwarenessDay to post on social media.

Ay is the national trigeminal neuralgia awareness day

The House of Representatives passed House Resolution 558 on October 7th, the National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. The resolution calls for action by individuals around the country, as well as acknowledgement of those working to advance science and treatments.