Trigeminal neuralgia vs bell's palsy

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Thanks for the anatomy lesson on the Bell's Palsy thread. I have a question about what you said. The cranial nerves are all part of the CNS? So a lesion on one of the CN would be considered damage to the CNS, just like a lesion on the spine or brain? Much of the MS information I've seen describes the optic nerve as part of the CNS, but not the other CNs. I've often wondered why this is.
I have had viral Meningitis, Bell's Palsy, Hypothyroidism, Costochondritis, Fasciitis, Dizziness/Vertigo while driving, random tingling/numbness in hands, feet, lips, and nose, burning or irritation in ears, anxiety due to the Costochondritis, and sleep apnea. I've been involved in 4 accidents where the vehicle was a loss (always the other person's 'fault'/citation) but with only whiplash for injuries. I've also had at least two embedded deer ticks.
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