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Trigeminal Neuralgia - things to know

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia is basically a nervous disorder that can affect any person. The condition is caused mainly due to the trigeminal nerve or the 5th cranial nervebeing pressed against by a blood vessel
  • Cases have been reported without such specific underlying causes as well. The condition can cause light to severe pain and is treated through a combination of medication and other external stimulations.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition in which the affected person will feel pain on one side of the face, especially on the cheeks and the mouth.
  • Tic douloureax is the other name by which the disorder is otherwise known. Depending on the intensity of the pain, the condition is categorised as Type 1 or Type 2; type 1 Trigeminal Neuralgia being the with severe pain
  • The cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia, relates to the 5th Cranial nerve, which controls the facial sensation and chewing, being affected. Since this nerve is called the trigeminal nerve the disorder is named Trigeminal Neura
  • In a majority of cases, it has been detected that some blood vessel running along the nerve is pressing against the nerve, resulting in its inflammation and the pain being transmitted to the face
  • Radio-frequency ablation and microvascular decompression of nerve are very popular treatment methods followed by several practioners.
  • There are many ways of treating Trigeminal Neuralgia; internal medicine is, of course, the immediate remedy Anticonvulsant drugs are the main line of medication prescribed primarily due to their ability to suppress pain
  • Certain antidepressants can also be prescribed in combination and some of the latest drugs which have been found to be very effective in treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia are also recommended.
  • For further information, call 8469865577
  • Dr Vishal Jogi, 703, Satya One Complex, Opposite Manav Mandir / R3 Mall, Drive In Road, Memnagar, Ahmedabad.. https://goo.gl/maps/vnMZ8iAHYq72

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