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Awareness

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a well-recognized cause of facial pain in the general population.

Trigeminal neuralgia affects about 5 in every 100,000 people. It is more common in women than men and usually affects people between 50 and 70 years old.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a well-recognized cause of facial pain in the general population, although it is a relatively rare condition with a lifetime prevalence of up to 0.3%.

So In Australia that equates to 75,000 people thats three quarter capacity at the MCG.

The Australian Government does not fund any research into this condition, yet up to 75,000 people are left to cope with mis-diagnosis, dental trauma from teeth being removed unnecessarily, coping with a drug regime which is debilitating, and often cannot work.

We want to change the conversation, raise awareness and provide practical help for sufferers and support for carers.

Want to make a difference in the life of someone who suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia? Consider Membership to TNA Australia or a tax deductible donation.

Stay in touch by joining our newsletter – we’ll email a few times during the year with tips on how to best support people who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia.

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2021 Light Up Teal October 7th International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021 - Kurilpa Bridge Brisbane

Buildings all around the world Lit up in Teal to raise awareness for sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Our Melbourne and Gold Coast Support Groups also posed with a fabulous banner created by one of our members Matthew Puls, whose journey with TN has been extremely difficult and painful.

Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021
Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021

In Australia we had bridges and buildings in Brisbane and Perth lit up in Teal and they looked fantastic.

Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021 - Victoria Bridge Brisbane
Victoria Bridge Brisbane
Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021 - Treasury Hotel and Casino Brisbane
Treasury Hotel and Casino Brisbane
Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021 - Kurilpa Bridge Brisbane
Kurilpa Bridge Brisbane
Light it up teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia 2021 - Perth Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall

We are dedicated to raising awareness for providing support along with working with Medical and Dentistry Professionals to provide better care for all suffers.

Want to make a difference in the life of someone who suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia? Consider Membership to TNA Australia or a tax deductible donation.

Stay in touch by joining our newsletter – we’ll email a few times during the year with tips on how to best support people who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia.