Trigeminal Neuralgia, sometimes called Tic Douloureux,  is a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve resulting in severe facial pain.  People describe it as electric shock-like and it is often called the world's worst pain.  Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) most often strikes people over 50 but it can occur at any age. 

The Canadian TN Association (CaTNA) is a network of Canadians dedicated to providing support and information to anyone with an interest in Trigeminal Neuralgia or other facial pain.  We are a non profit organization with local support groups across the country.  We are adding new support groups as soon as they can be organized.   Check back from time to time to see if there is one in your area.   If there is no support group near your town -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll help you link to others in your area.

If you, or someone you love has Trigeminal Neuralgia, join CaTNAContact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.