Wow, sorry, I missed this. It is a favorite topic of mine after learning a great deal about it when I had it. trigeminal
Neuralgia is literally a "pain syndrome of the trigeminal nerve
. This nerve
is the 5th Cranial nerve
and supplies most of the sensation to the face. There is one on both sides.
The Cranial nerve
s are nerve
s that emerge directly out of the brain or brainstem.