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What are the causes of trigminal neuritis , and what is the definitive treatment?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Facial Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in a specific pattern on your face that is often described as "lightning" pain that is made worse by soft touch, chewing, etc. There are many treatments including medication (tegretol) nerve treatments (ganglolysis) or surgery (microvascular decompression). Each treatment has its risk and benefits.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2013

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