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Doctor insights on: Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

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Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Is it possble that a toothache cause 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

Dr. Paul Grin
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Definition)

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


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What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

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

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Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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What are non-surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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Please help me find a specialist in atypical trigeminal neuralgia? I live in waynesboro pa, 17268.

Ask GP: Look for either chonic pain docs, dentists who specialize in tn, neurlogists familiar with the condition. Either ask your family doc who they would recommend or look on line or in phone book for one of these specialists. ...Read more

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I am 35 married woman with no kids. I have TN trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a cure or natural cure. What are the causes.

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

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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Can you name any physicians who specialize in atypical trigeminal neuralgia?

Orofacial pain: Any board certified orofacial pain doctor or neurologist. Check the aaop list. ...Read more

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Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Not at all: The finger pain is fully independent of your trigeminal issues, and represents an additional co-morbidity. A hand specialist can more fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Do you have to have stabbing electric shock pain on the face to have ATYPICAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA? My face burns on the left side but not stabbing!

Do you have to have stabbing electric shock pain on the face to have ATYPICAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA? My face burns on the left side but not stabbing!

No: Any feeling or numbness along the nerve area is trigeminal neuropathy. You need to see a doctor for better history and detailed exam to come up with a treatment plan to help resolve this discomfort and stop it from worsening. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia?

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

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Is there a clear top treatment for trigeminal neuralgia? What is it?

See below: I would try a medication for neuropathic pain like Lyrica (pregabalin) or gralise. I have had great success with cumbalta as well. See a pain specialist who had do an x-ray guided injection of the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

Tough Problem: This problem is tough to treat. But the approved treatments which may or may not be the "best" treatments usually involve tegretol, the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants, nerve blocks and ablation. ...Read more

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A trigeminal neuralgia treated with radiofrecuency and present, there is another treatment?

Yes.: Medication management is often sufficient to treat trigeminal neuralgia and should be used as a first-line treatment. When this fails other invasive treatments can be tried such as radiofrequency lesioning or a gamma knife procedure. ...Read more

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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

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Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?

Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?

No: trigeminal neuralgia, although it can be very painful, can be treated. There is no reason it should get worse over time, especially if you find the right treatment. Once you are no longer in pain, your anxiety might decrease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? Please reply me with the name of the the hospital where this treatment is possible!

Medication: The most common treatment for trigeminal neuralgia is a medication called carbemazepine.
If this first line therapy doesn't work there are several alternatives.
Surgical treatments are reserved for the rare cases which do not respond to any medical treatments. ...Read more

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I'm on carbamazepine (300 mg) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can it lead to elevated GGT level?

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

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If carbamazepine isn't working to treat my trigeminal neuralgia, what is a good drug to try next?

Trileptal: Is reported to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Some clinicians now prefer to use oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) as their first line drug for trigeminal neuralgia because of its reduced side effect profile. Unfortunately, about half of TN sufferers eventually become dissatisfied with medical therapy, explore surgical options. ...Read more

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I'm on carbamazepine for about a week or so and I don't like it. I'm taking it for Trigeminal Neuralgia, can I stop taking it since I haven't been on?

I'm on carbamazepine for about a week or so and I don't like it. I'm taking it for Trigeminal Neuralgia, can I stop taking it since I haven't been on?

Careful: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You haven't been on it too long to build a physical dependence but you should still discuss with your PCP this decision. They can start you on another medication at the same time.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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A few years ago I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I don't have it anymore. What are the chances of my tn coming back?

Unpredictable: Some people have an episode of trigeminal neuralgia and never have another. The longer the time between an initial episode and any subsequent one diminishes the likelihood that it will recur. Unfortunately, it is not all that predictable. ...Read more

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Why don't nurses know about trigeminal neuralgia. I had a septoplasty to see if it would relieve it. Not one nurse knew what it was, ?

Information: Trigeminal neuralgia is not all that common. It is entirely possible the a nurse may not have heard about it. However, if the hurse has been associated with a neurologist, or neurosurgeon, then for sure she would know about it. ...Read more

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Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

YES! If not treated.: Tn is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. Don't wait it is not cancer but the pain can make you wish you were dead! Think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more