Overview

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic, painful condition involving the trigeminal nerve, the nerve responsible for carrying the sensation of pain and other sensations from the face to the brain. The condition causes intense pain in part or all of[read article]

Tests for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Neurological Examination
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Medical Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More
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Electric Stimulation Therapy
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Injection of Alcohol Into Nerve
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Radiofrequency Destruction
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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Rhizotomy
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Decompression of Nerve
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Prescribed Medications for Trigeminal Neuralgia

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CARBAMAZEPINE (kar ba MAZ e peen) is used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. It is not...  More
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PHENYTOIN (FEN i toyn) is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent seizures during or after surgery.  More
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BACLOFEN (BAK loe fen) helps relieve spasms and cramping of muscles. It may be used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.  More
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OXCARBAZEPINE (ox car BAZ e peen) is used to treat people with epilepsy. It helps prevent partial seizures.  More
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Alternative Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia What's this?

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive technique in which a low-voltage electrical current is delivered through wires from a small pow...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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Vitamin Supplementation
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