The Facial Pain Research Foundation (FPRF) was established in 2011 with one singular mission: find a CURE for trigeminal neuralgia and related neuropathic facial pain, while also developing therapies to permanently stop other nerve-generated facial pains and diseases. We endeavored to be an all-volunteer organization, allowing us to avoid the bureaucracy that often plagues similar organizations, giving us the ability to approve and accelerate research quickly, and ensuring that 95¢ of every dollar pledged to us goes directly to our research. And in adhering to that mandate, the results have been nothing short of amazing.

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Nobel Prize and the Connection to TN

In early October, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Dr David Julius and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian, for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. The Facial Pain Research Foundation has for the last two years been supporting research into a drug that could stop Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain signals from using this exact receptor

Volunteers Needed for Clinical Trials!

Are you interested in helping researchers who are trying to learn more about the feasibility of an olive oil dietary intervention to alleviate facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia?


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The Facial Pain Research Foundation is fostering incredibly creative research that is introducing cutting-edge technology to address questions concerning the origin of trigeminal neuralgia and other neuropathic pain.

Allan Basbaum • PhD., Professor and Chair - Dept of Anatomy, UCSF School of Medicine

If not for the vision of the Foundation, most of the scientists would not have the opportunity to work together. A better understanding of trigeminal neuralgia will inexorably lead to new discoveries in pain disorders.

Kim Burchiel • MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus- Dept of Neurological Surgery, OHSU

The Facial Pain Research Foundation’s ambitious goal to find a cure for neuropathic pain is certainly attainable.

Joanna Zakrzewska • MD, DDS Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals

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Stop-It Coffee for a Cause puts hope into action by donating 100% of all profits towards life-altering pain research studies to stop the merciless lightning strikes of Trigeminal Neuralgia and other neuropathic pain conditions. It also offers you a deep-discounted way to keep the research progress rolling.