Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) (cont.)
Edward Lubin, MD, PhD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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Doctors do not know how to prevent trigeminal neuralgia, to predict who will get it, or determine who will respond to a particular treatment until it is tried.
Clearly, though, the overwhelming majority responds to at least one of the treatments and can obtain excellent benefit from it.
More and more people find substantial relief from invasive treatment, either anesthetic injections or decompressive therapy. It is very rare that someone with trigeminal neuralgia does not obtain long-standing relief.
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