Tic Douloureux (cont.)
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When pain cannot be controlled with medication, surgical options should be discussed with a neurosurgeon. Surgery could range from simple injections of anesthetic into the trigeminal nerve to complex procedures that must be performed in the operating room. In general, the more complex procedures provide longer-lasting pain relief but with greater potential for more serious complications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/12/2015
Julie Dixon, MD
Lisa Chan, MD, FACEP
Ruben Olmedo, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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