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Trigeminal Neuralgia/ Tic Douloureux
involves 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal) Intense, recurring episodes of pain described as jabbing, burning or knifelike
Visual acuity; 1 eye @ a time, then both by holding fingers ^ & asking "how many fingers do I have up?"
Have pt close eyes & 1 nostril @ a time have pt identify the familiar odor such as coffee or a lemon
The ability to move each eye in all directions c/ symmetry. Pupil's response to light is checked by shining a bright light into each pupil in a darkened room.
Temporal mandibular joint test. Also have pt. close eyes & identify different places being touched on face.
Test having pt make various faces chk for symmetry/ have pt close eyes & place salt/sugar on tongue & have pt state whether its salty/sweet
HEARING Test; stand @ foot of bed in in a low voice give simple commands/ BALANCE: (done by Dr. Only) Ice water or Electronystagraphy.
Test 2 parts; place your hand on the persons' throat & ask them to swallow. Then chk gag reflex if swallow is present & there are no S&S of ICP
Test 2 parts; place your hand on the persons throat & ask them to swallow. Then check gag reflex if swallow is present & there are no S&S of ICP
TEST; pt can shrug shoulders symmetrically & can hold head erect when slight pressure is added
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