We can name a number of reasons behind the fear that many people have against surgical procedures to solve trigeminal neuralgia. It has been a long-standing philosophy in conventional medicine that your only hope to manage trigeminal neuralgia is through surgical procedures. This condition is characterized by agonizing facial pain, and surgery hopes to tackle the neuropathy that induces it. Many of the patients have been vocal about their reserves regarding undergoing surgery to solve the problem. Many of them are even willing to end the pain a little bit longer as they try to look elsewhere for alternative solutions and other opinions that do not involve having to undergo surgery. You will find that even when they do agree to go under the knife and be under surgical procedures, they would still be harboring a lot of dubious thoughts and fears. What we are trying to identify then, are the reasons as to why so many people fear the surgical procedures performed in a bid to manage this illness, which normally manifests through unbearable facial pain.
Surgery involves a lot of risks, and that is the first reason why people are afraid to take on surgery as a means to solve their problem with trigeminal neuralgia. After all, we are not talking about just any other ordinary surgical procedure here. It is the face that will be worked on, and the face is quite sensitive, considering the number of nerves, blood vessels and tissues found in it. No matter how much care you put into choosing the best surgery team to perform the surgery, there is still the huge possibility that something will go wrong during the process. Those are enough reasons for people to take a step back from surgery as an option. But on the other hand, they find themselves really desperate to find a cure or a relief from all the facial pain.
The pain involved in the actual surgery is also another reason why people are afraid of undergoing them to solve their problem with trigeminal neuralgia. It is common knowledge that anesthesia will be applied to numb the face of the patient before the actual surgery is performed. But anesthesia do not last forever. Once they wear off after the surgery, the patient will feel the pain. Patients always complain that the post-operative period is even more painful because they can no longer seek relief from anesthesia.
You can not be sure that, after the surgery, the results you wanted and expected would have achieved. This uncertainty translates to fear of surgery for some. After the operation, some patients notice that the facial pains are coming back. You should probably know that these surgical procedures may be carried out for the sole purpose of relieving the pain, but not to cure it completely. And even in terms of 'managing' the condition, they sometimes fail to bring about the desired results. But if the doctor recommends surgery, it would still be a good idea for the patient to complain. Although there is a chance that the surgery may not succeed, there is a greater chance that the patient will be better able to manage his condition.