Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
New York, NY
34 years experience male
Director, Adult Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Beth Israel Medical Center
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Yes: Unfortunately. While usually seen in older adults, tn can occur at any age, even children. There is a role for compression of the trigeminal nerve, usually by a blood vessel. This can be seen on a high quality mri. There is nothing known about how to prevent it. There is ongoing work into the genetics of this disorder.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Several: Medications (oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin, eslicarbazepine). Others have tried biofeedback, acupuncture, botox, and chiropractic, with mixed success. There is more- you should search for an md who specializes in facial pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Genetics: Most who have typical absence seizures have it due to their genetics, or family history. Some have atypical absence seizures, which may have a variety of causes and are usually associated with other brain dysfunction.
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Thank you notes
Nov 9, 2013
Dr. Cohen is a conscientious and devoted doctor who has extensive experience in the treatment of epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia.
Apr 25, 2014
I recommend Dr Cohen a specialist in Neurology
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
somewhat helpful Are they seizures? Is it will power or unconscious? Am I overreacting to an event or is it something beyond control
Thanks for your quick reply! Taking tegretol with this medication, hopefully the decrease is good
This saved my life. Thank You! This is the only answer here that makes sense. Thank you.
Education & Training
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society