Other Cranial Neuralgias
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This is a very rare condition that is sometimes confused with trigeminal neuralgia. The pain is of an identical nature, but it affects a different area. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is usually felt at the base of the tongue, the back of the throat and may radiate to the ear. It affects only one side. The same areas become hypersensitive and the pain can be triggered by touching the ear or swallowing.