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Journal2016-08-10T08:51:55-05:00

Facing My Pain: Marsha Garcia

Marsha Garcia is an ATV racer, non-profit leader, event facilitator, mother, wife, grandmother, and person diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia – all hats that she wears with determination and strength. Watching Marsha speed through the trails of the Arizona desert, it may seem difficult to believe that she is diagnosed with a neuropathic chronic pain disorder – especially one that can be triggered by outdoor elements such as wind and jolting movements.

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

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