Trigeminal neuralgia should be distinguished with facial pain other. Medical examination and history of the symptoms must be done together other tests to rule out serious problems. Diagnosis based on an accurate anamnesis, clinical examination and clinical trials for know the exact location of stimulus triggers and pain during the examination. criteria diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia customized with advanced by Headache Society classification Internatianal 1988.
Investigations to be intended to distinguish trigeminal neuralgia is idiopathic or symptomatic. CT Scan head to see where tumor. Multiple sclerosis can be seen with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI is often used before surgery to see abnormalities blood vessels. Diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia was made by considering medical history and description of the pain. While no inspection diagnostics that can confirm the existence of this disorder. CT Scan and MRI technology often used to see a tumor or other abnormality causing the pain. MRTA examination (high-definition MRI angiography) the trigeminal nerve and brain stem nerves that may indicate areas depressed by a vein or artery. In addition, a physical examination for determine the trigger stimuli, and the exact location of the pain. examination including inspection comea, nostrils, gums, tongue and cheek to see how the area to respond to touch and temperature changes (hot and cold).