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Light it up Teal 2022 Campaign Updates

  • Perth Trafalgar Bridge has partnered with TNA Australia and is delighted to support International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day October 7th 2022 Light up In Teal

TNA Australia Webinar – Dr Ben Jonker

TNA Australia are delighted to provide the recording of Dr Ben Jonker’s presentation covering “Which Procedure Should I Have For Trigeminal Neuralgia” The Association has committed to create four educational webinars a year and we are delighted the members of our Medical Board are providing their expertise to help all sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia navigate […]

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Donations End of Financial Year Gift

We have been delighted to receive a number of big donations this month.  It got us a bit curious what could be driving these wonderful gifts, which will make a huge difference to the services we can provide So thanks to google I did a search and found the attached info. Whatever the reason, every […]

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Nerve Combing – Dr Jeremy Russell

Early in 2022, a member of the TNAA Medical Advisory Board, Melbourne based Dr Jeremy Russell offered a webinar to Tasmanian TN sufferers. During his presentation he explained how he had conducted some ‘combing’ of the trigeminal nerve as a treatment to stop pain.This 2000 article addresses a few matters associated with nerve combing.

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Support Network Animated Design

We have been granted a free subscription from the team at Canva due to our Charity Status So we tapped into our design brains and created an animation which shows what we do. We hope you like it https://www.canva.com/design/DAE_PDWPS9k/1knIB5_5-93y95pV-WVkGA/watch?utm_content=DAE_PDWPS9k&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishshareli  

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UK TN Sufferer Tells His Story

This video is about a UK TN sufferer telling his story,  which hopefully will give encouragement to our sufferers who are considering a MVD procedure  

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Facial Pain Terms

The Facial Pain Association in America have published a useful list of facial pain terms We work closely with the FPA to provide information and education to all sufferers where ever they live in the world Understand the words and terminology used for facial pain to become a more educated facial pain patient. Ablative removal, […]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia – Chronic Pain Meditation

As a Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferer have you though about using Chronic Pain Meditation When a Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferer experiences pain flares which are hard to deal with,  it may be worthwhile taking some time for yourself and using a meditation tool to help reduce anxiety and stress and hopefully will also result in a  reduction […]

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Mental Health and Trigeminal Neuralgia

The Mental Health of sufferers with Trigeminal Neuralgia and that of their carer or support network is as important as their medical health. “Mental health is about wellness rather than illness” Sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia often refer to their condition as “having a flare up”, and “not having a flare up”. For people unfamiliar with […]

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Whole Person Pain – Empowered Relief

The Association recently were provided details from Stamford University of the presentation by Dr. Beth Darnall, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine A video recording of last week’s program called “Whole Person Pain” is now available  The presentation in 90 minutes in length and has details of many study approaches.  […]

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Webinar – Ben Jonker Presents “How to Choose the Right Surgery”

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia is delighted to announce our first Telehealth Webinar – a presentation by Dr Ben Jonker – How to Choose the Right Surgery Ben is also a Member of our Medical Advisory Board and works closely with the Association We would also like to acknowledge the Cromwell Foundation who provided the Association […]

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Canadian Case Study – Can Chiropatric Treatments Reduce Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain

The management of pain as a Trigeminal Neuralgia sufferer is constantly being considered Treatments other than medication can include meditation, relaxation tecniques and manipulation performed by a chiropractioner It can be bewildering working out which approach to take, especially when pain levels are high The attached study has been produced by The Journal of the […]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia – Explanation

If you like your Trigeminal Neuralgia explanations about the cause, medication and treatments a little more medical,  spend 5 minutes watching this video, it is clear in its description, explanation and information You may think you know everything there is to know about Trigeminal Neuralgia, but watching presentations from different sources may provide you better […]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia – The Most Painful Disease Known To Man

The most painfull illness known to man, rare, and diagnosis can sometimes take far too long This may be the best use of 6 minutes getting an overview of what pain sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia have to go through      

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Members Locations

Australia, one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world,  with a magnificent coastline, a wild and magical interior, but with a population of less than 28 million, our members suffer the tyranny of distance We have made many contacts during our 20 year history and our current members are spread all around […]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia Product

It has been a very exciting week here at the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia Product Launch We took delivery of our quality product and we do have to give a thank you shout out to Amanda Wyatt from Enslaved Design who not only created our website to make all this magic happen, but also worked […]

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Nick Hall – Geelong Neurosurgeon

One of our members recently had a MVD surgery in Geelong under the care of Neurosurgeon  Mr Nick Hall Our Member Julian Whittaker has kindly added his story to the  Members Story section in our library.  He has gone through a great deal navigating his Trigeminal Neuralgia journey We often get asked if we can […]

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TNA Australia Product

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our branded products –  Mugs, Stubby Holders and Drink Bottles We have been busy working with a promotions company on the Gold Coast QLD to design and produce our own branded product and we are delighted with the quality Prices are below with include postage in Australia […]

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TNA Australia Product Teaser

We have been busy working with a promotions company on the Gold Coast QLD to design and produce our own branded product We have made a small initial order of 108 Stubby Coolers, 50 Mugs and 50 Stainless Steel water bottles to test the waters Our coolers have been produced and are ready to ship […]

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TNA UK National Zoom Meeting 10th February 2022

Our Association has close links with Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK – and they have informed us that they are holding a National Zoom Meeting on February 10th 2022 and all are welcome to login in – Please see below for details UK time so please check your cities corresponding time “I am thrilled to invite […]

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Chronic Pain and Anxiety: How to Cope

Managing Anxiety is very important when you suffer  chronic pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia The following article was written by Kathleen Smith, PhD, LPC and has some helpful advice Is your chronic illness causing you to suffer from chronic anxiety? Do you feel like you have no control of your body OR mind? Follow these tips […]

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