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What Is The Most Effective Treatment For The Pain Of 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there any other medicine besides carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia because this medicine is not effective anymore! plz suggest any other med..
Oxcarbazepine: Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), the keto-analogue of carbamazepine, is reported to be as effective as carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia and is considered a first line drug by some clinicians. Several neurosurgical procedures (MVD) are available to treat TN. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been taking Amitryptiline for 4 wks for trigeminal neuralgia. Can I take Naproxen also, while I am waiting for Amitryptiline to become effective?
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