Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment In India
A Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a condition that is characterized by intermittent, shooting pain in the face……
Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Pressure of a blood vessel on the root of the trigeminal nerve.
- Trigeminal neuralgia can occur as a result of aging, or it can be related to multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath protecting certain nerves
- Pressure of a tumor on the trigeminal nerve (rare)……
Symptoms Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia
The episodes of pain occur paroxysmally, or suddenly.The electric shock-like pain generally is on one side of the face and is spasmodic, coming in short bursts lasting a few seconds…..
Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia usually is diagnosed based on the patient’s description of the symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to determine whether a tumor or multiple sclerosis is irritating the trigeminal nerve…..
Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
If medication fails to relieve pain or produces intolerable side effects such as excess fatigue, surgical treatment may be recommended. Several neurosurgical procedures are available….
There are five important neurosurgical procedures : –
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS)
- Radiofrequency electrocoagulation (RFE)
- Glycerol injection (GLY)
- Balloon microcompression (BMC)
- Microvascular decompression (MVD)
All of these procedures treat the trigeminal nerve at around the same place, close to where it leaves the brain…..
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