Trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a misfiring of the trigeminal nerve. A trigeminal neuralgia “attack” may cause brief episodes of shooting pain in the face. This condition is often confused with dental or sinus pain.

Cervical radiculopathy is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms, and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause pain or other symptoms in these areas. This condition may result from a variety of causes and lead to complications with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.