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Facial Pain Association

Jul 24, 2019

Overview

 

The Facial Pain Association (FPA) used to be known as the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA) but has always been a non-profit organization that strives “to serve those with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, through support, education, and advocacy. The organization was founded in 1990 and is now the world’s leading resource for health guidance and information for people with neuropathic facial pain, governed by a volunteer board and a medical advisory board.

 

Description

 

The Facial Pain Association website has a wide array of resources and information for people with trigeminal neuralgia. Users can easily find written information about various types of TN and other forms of facial pain. You can also find support groups and specialists, become a member for full benefits, and even find out more about their annual conference.

The Facial Pain Association website has a wide array of resources and information for people with trigeminal neuralgia.”

Find a Doctor

 

On the “Find a Doctor” tab, users can find specialists by state. Once you select a doctor, you can find all sorts of information about them including education, treatments, and contact information to schedule an appointment or consultation.

 

Support

 

The “Support” tab on the FPA website contains links to support groups that can help people with trigeminal neuralgia find advice, guidance, encouragement, and more. There are Facebook groups and also in-person groups that you can browse by state or internationally.

 

Conference

 

The Facial Pain Association holds a conference every year that is described as “the world’s largest facial pain conference uniting medical experts and our community”. This year’s conference is being hosted by UC San Diego from November 2-3. You can find the event schedule and more information on the “2019 Conference” tab.

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