Trigeminal Neuralgia (Facial Nerve Pain) (cont.)
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What Are the Medications for Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
If doctors clearly determine the cause of the disorder to be compression of an artery on the trigeminal nerve deep in your skull, a neurosurgeon can perform a microvascular decompression.
What Is the Prognosis for Trigeminal Neuralgia?
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.
Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Last Reviewed 11/21/2017
Edward Lubin, MD, PhD
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James Ungar, MD
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