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Alternative Treatment For Trigeminal Neuralgia
The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition that causes repeated (recurring) severe pains in parts of your face. It usually affects people aged over 50. Treatment with a medicine called carbamazepine usually works well to stop the pains. Surgery is an option if medication does not work, or if side-effects from the medicine are ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia: There are a number of medications available that treat TN in addition the Gamma Knife, a radiation source has also been added to the treatment protocols. ...Read more
Gamma Knife: Or other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery are possible alternatives to dr. Nguyen's correct suggestions, but not all neurosurgeons have access. ...Read more
Yes: Antiseizure medications are first line. There are also miscellaneous brain drugs that may work. Important to balance pain relieving dose vs. Potential side effects. Microvascular decompression highly effective. Can try gamma knife surgery, as well as nerve destructive procedures. Important to find a doctor well versed in these treatments. ...Read more
Depends which Dr.: Many drs rely only on pain meds to control trigeminal neuralgia.Some use surgery to cushion a nerve.More recently (though little known) neuroprolotherapy has been found to help. It consists of injections of 5% glucose near the affected nerve (s) which calms it. I have yet to see if effect is permanent, but my pts like it. Also osteopathic cranial manipulation helps some. So, depends on Dr's training. ...Read more
Cure for TN: There is no cure for TN. Current state of the art dictates that all patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more
I am 35 married woman with no kids. I have TN trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a cure or natural cure. What are the causes.
Many causes & Rx's:
Trigeminl neuralgia has many causes- sometimes something pressing on the nerve, illnesses like MS & Lyme Disease etc.
Standard treatment is various drugs or surgery- see http://tinyurl. Com/7fssqw
However, it is often cured by homeopathy so I advise seeing a good homeopath- see http://www. Homeopathycenter. Org
Cranial osteopathy also often helps- see http://physician. Academyofosteopathy. Org/ ...Read more
Management of TN: All patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more
What is the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? Please reply me with the name of the the hospital where this treatment is possible!
Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment for it yet from my neuro.
Vit B-50 or B-100: 21y/o female asks, Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment from my neuro. Since one has a Neurologist, the diagnosis is most likely correct and he/she will treat one when considered appropriate. For Now Vitamin B-Complex B-50 or B-100 tab daily, for a few weeks could be helpful ...Read more
Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?
I'm on carbamazepine (300 mg) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can it lead to elevated GGT level?
Not conclusive: First of all, a single blood test in isolation do not provide enough information to form any definitive conclusions. A number of tests must be performed to have any meaning. Carbamazepine may cause an elevated GGT level, but also NSAIDs OTC may. Talk to your treating physician to find out what the test could mean for you. Carbamazepine 300mg for TN is a very small dose. ...Read more
Is peripheral nerve stimulation a viable treatment for trigeminal neuropathy (not trigeminal neuralgia) when medications are not working? If so what us doctors/hospitals offer this procedure?
Can lightly touching my eyebrow that causes a strange ache be something more simple than trigeminal neuralgia? My pain isn't intense. Only when touch
Hard to say: Things like what you have are difficult to help with without seeing and examining the painful areas. Make an appointment with your medical doctor. ...Read more
38 year old female who has been struggling with trigeminal neuralgia every day for the past 2yrs 8mos. Brain surgery and meds don't help. Suggestions?
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. ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the \trigeminal neuralgia where a patient develops a severe sudden electrical like pain. It comes on suddenly and the pain is 10/10. It usually only affects one side of the face and rarely (usually with MS) can involve both sides. There are both medical and surgical treatments available for controlling the pain. ...Read more
No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a vascular loop. Often it will respond to medication like Carbamazepine or related anticonvulsants. There is a surgical treatment (vascular decompression) that is sometimes used when medication fails. TMJ is more akin to arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more
Very rare: That would bring the diagnosis into question. ...Read more
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