Non Surgical and Surgical Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment

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 Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic condition that causes sudden and intense pain in whole or part of face. There exist a number of treatments to provide relief from the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia. Along with treatment it is prudent to identify and strive for avoidance of triggers of pain as well.

Trigeminal neuralgia treatment includes administration of oral anti-convulsant medication like Carbamazepine that provides pain relief in most patients. Other anti-convulants like Phenytoin, Gabapentin Lamotrigine, Oxcarbazepine and muscle relaxant Baclofen are used either singly or in combination. If desired results are not achieved with oral therapy, neurosurgeons as last resort, perform need based open surgeries or minimally invasive surgeries.

Arthur Bessie

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