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TNA - The Facial Pain Association
408 W. University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
The TNA - The Facial Pain Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, mutual aid, support, and encouragement to people with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and their families. Trigeminal neuralgia (or tic douloureux) is a disorder of the trigeminal (fifth) cranial nerve that causes intense, episodic pain in facial areas connected to the trigeminal nerve. Founded in 1990, FPA is also committed to increasing public and professional awareness of the disorder and reducing the isolation of those affected. The association serves as a resource and information clearinghouse for data and medical efforts on behalf of treatment for TN. It also encourages medical research into the causes and treatments for this disorder. The association's Medical Advisory Board consists of key specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of TN, dentistry, and pain management. FPA also has a network of local support groups that enable affected individuals to share experiences, receive encouragement, and obtain current information on the disorder's treatment. In addition, the association promotes patient advocacy and conducts an educational outreach program to medical and dental practitioners, and in addition, to the general public.
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