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Tic Douloureux (cont.)

Prevention

Tic douloureux cannot be prevented.

Outlook

Although pain from tic douloureux can go away without treatment for months to years, the disorder is usually progressive. Attacks can become more frequent over time. There are no long-term medical consequences of the disorder. Tic douloureux is purely a pain syndrome.

  • The pain of tic douloureux can almost always be controlled with either medication or surgery.

  • Most people with tic douloureux lead full, complete lives.

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