Tic Douloureux and Marijuana Information: Treat Tic Douloureux With Cannabis

Tic Douloureux, also known as Trigeminal neuralgia, is a painful disorder of a nerve in the face called the trigeminal nerve or fifth cranial nerve. There are two trigeminal nerves, one on each side of the face. These nerves are responsible for detecting touch, pain, temperature and pressure sensations in areas of the face between the jaw and forehead.

People who have trigeminal neuralgia usually have episodes of sudden, intense, “stabbing” or “shocklike” facial pain. This pain can occur almost anywhere between the jaw and forehead, including inside the mouth. However, it usually is limited to one side of the face.

In some cases, the cause of trigeminal neuralgia is unknown. In many people, however, something seems to be irritating the trigeminal nerve, usually in the area of the nerve’s origin deep within the skull. In most cases, the irritation is believed to be caused by an abnormal blood vessel pressing on the nerve. Less often, the nerve is being irritated by a tumor in the brain or nerves. Sometimes, the problem is related to a rare type of stroke. In addition, up to 8% of patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS) eventually develop trigeminal neuralgia as a result of MS-related nerve damage.

Clinical Information Related to Tic Douloureux and Medical Marijuana

Related Articles

Top 5 Benefits of Medical Cannabis Tinctures

Did you know tinctures were once the most popular form of cannabis medicine? In fact, until prohibition began in the late 1930s, cannabis tinctures were available at most pharmacies.

Sativa Treats Lung Cancer

Nigella Sativa Treats Lung Cancer and More

In one study, which investigated the anticancer activity of it’s seed extract and seed oil against a human cancer cell line, the data revealed that the treatment significantly reduced the viability of human lung cancer cells.