How does gamma knife work for trigeminal neuralgia?

Radiation to nerve. Gamma knife delivers pinpointed radiation to the trigeminal nerve where it enters the brainstem, damaging it and blocking pain signals. It is done as an outpatient procedure with no anesthesia. It takes 4-12 weeks to feel results, but about 80% of people have significant pain relief.
Radiosurgery. It is a radiosurgical ablation of the trigeminal nerve at a particular location inside the brainstem. Although it is technically not a surgical procedure, it tends to be effective in classic trigeminal neuralgia.

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In trigeminal neuralgia's pain does painsheild tm by navovibronix works?

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