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How long does trigeminal neuralgia last?

The duration of trigeminal neuralgia varies greatly from person to person. In some cases, the pain will disappear on its own, while other cases are chronic. Most pain with trigeminal neuralgia is felt in recurrent episodes of a few seconds to a few minutes every few hours. The pain may come and go for years. Most patients seek definitive treatment early due to the intense pain.

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