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Human Studies

2020 Jul 17

J Headache Pain



Cognitive and sensorimotor function in participants being treated for trigeminal neuralgia pain.


Coats RO, Crossley KL, Conlin N, Wu J, Zakrzewska JM, Pavitt SH, Phillips N, Mon-Williams M
J Headache Pain. 2020 Jul 17; 21(1):91.
PMID: 32680462.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an orofacial condition defined by reoccurring, spontaneous, short-lived but excruciating stabbing pain. Pharmacological interventions constitute the first-line treatment for TN, with antiepileptic drugs commonly prescribed. People treated for TN pain with antiepileptic drugs describe cognitive and motor difficulties affecting activities of daily living, and report poorer quality of life. We undertook the first comprehensive objective evaluation of sensorimotor and cognitive performance in participants being treated for TN pain with antiepileptic drugs relative to age-matched controls.