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Is cutting the nerve a lviable last resort treatment to stop the pain of tn? How is this done and what are the consequences?
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
In brief: Trigeminal neuralgia
Cutting the nerve is the lat resort in most cases.
Medication is used first, surgery and there are a variety of them next, gamma knife if those fail and then transection the nerve is considered.

In brief: Trigeminal neuralgia
Cutting the nerve is the lat resort in most cases.
Medication is used first, surgery and there are a variety of them next, gamma knife if those fail and then transection the nerve is considered.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes and No
This day in time, if trigeminal neuralgia pain cannot be controlled with conventional treatment, then interventional techniques of blocking the nerve, destruction by radio-frequency, chemical, or cryosurgery is more common than open surgery (cutting the nerve).

In brief: Yes and No
This day in time, if trigeminal neuralgia pain cannot be controlled with conventional treatment, then interventional techniques of blocking the nerve, destruction by radio-frequency, chemical, or cryosurgery is more common than open surgery (cutting the nerve).
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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