Though a relatively low number of people with MS experience trigeminal neuralgia — about 5 percent — the condition is 20 times more common in those with MS than in the general population. Patients with MS and trigeminal neuralgia tend to be younger (mid-40s, on average), have pain on both sides of the face and maybe experiencing other neurological symptoms, such as dizziness or weakness/numbness in the arms or legs.

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