Detection and Diagnosis

Upon your arrival, you will undergo a thorough neurological examination to determine the cause of your facial pain. During this examination, your doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms, such as the intensity of your pain, where the pain occurs, and when it occurs.

Because the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are similar to those of multiple sclerosis, tumors, or infection, your physician may order a variety of tests. One of these, MRI, is usually the most helpful. Using the MRI, your doctor will take pictures of structures inside your head to diagnose your condition. 

We can help

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia or you are experiencing symptoms, please call The Mount Sinai Health System to schedule an appointment at 212-241-2377.