Hints & Tips

Helping people living with trigeminal neuralgia with practical solutions to improve day to day management of pain


Trigeminal Neuralgia and Wearing Glasses

We were recently contacted by a healthcare professional to gain information about helping a client who lives with trigeminal neuralgia and also wears glasses. Trigeminal neuralgia and wearing glasses do not necessarily go together, but options are limited to putting up with the trigger pain, or to wear contact lenses.  Many people find contact lenses […]


Hints and Tips – Pam Cleary

Our members generously share their hints and tips to assist other community members. Living with a condition like Trigeminal Neuralgia can be a challenging and often isolating experience. Gratitude, empathy and mindfulness have emerged as powerful tools to navigate the challenges posted by TN. Inspired by the book The Resilience Project by Hugh van Cuylenburg, […]


Camille Scarf – Relaxation Exercise

Relaxation Exercise for Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Occipital Neuralgia and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) One of our Gold Coast Support Group members Camille Scarf, has created this wonderful daily exercise to help you relax your face and release tensions.  She has found this approach has helped reduce her pain. The outlook is stunning and the bird song […]


Barb Thornton – Pain Warrior

Our association actively seeks out pain warriors from around the globe.  We understand chronic pain is a medical condition caused by whatever underlying medical issue cannot be easily fixed by our current medical systems.  People living with trigeminal neuralgia are classed as living with chronic pain. Barb Thornton lives in Canada and was recently interviewed […]


Hints & Tips – Tina Stubbs

Members Corner is our place to interact and pass on hints and tips. Our association interacts with people living with trigeminal neuralgia online, face to face and by phone.  We often hear stories about how people have learnt methods to cope with day to day management of trigeminal neuralgia. This month’s tip is provided by […]