A 43-year-old member asked:
How can trigeminal neuralgia be treated?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: Generally trials of antiseizure medications can be beneficial. Some individuals fail such therapy and may otherwise benefit from neurosurgical procedures including gamma knife therapy.
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Dentistry 35 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Antiseziure medications such as tegretol have been used succesfully in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia for many years, in most cases, these drugs work where others fail. Surgical options such as microvascular decompression have also been used very succesfuly in cases where medications fail.
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Neurology 34 years experience
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Treat with meds : Medications should always be tried first,see a neurologist,,intractable neuralgia,may also be treated with alcohol injection of the ganglion,though not always effective,
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is trigeminal neuralgia?
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Pain Management 39 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: It is pain along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Usually over the face , and mandible region.
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