Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a type of neuralgia, or nerve pain. It is usually felt as a sudden stabbing or shocking pain in the jaw or cheek area on one side of the face.
Neuralgia is a sharp pain that you feel in the skin in one part of your body. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatment for neuralgia.
There's a range of pain-relief medicines for acute or chronic pain, including over-the-counter and prescription medication. All have possible side effects.