There are twelve pairs of cranial nerves, which emerge directly from the brain. Doctors tend to refer to the cranial nerves by their number, from one to twelve, listed as a Roman numeral.
An irritated or injured nerve causes a neuropathy. How the body is affected by the neuropathy depends on which nerve has been injured. Cranial neuropathies are diagnosed using a range of clinical and radiological tests. The treatment for conditions varies and can include medication and, or surgery.
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