Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes painful  sensations similar to an electric shock on one side of the face. In this chronic condition the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face- such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup- may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.

Triggers 

Shaving, touching of your face, eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, talking, putting on makeup, breeze lightly blowing over your face, smiling, washing your face.

Treatment

Medications-

•Anticonvulsants 

•Antispasmodic agents 

•Botox injection

Surgery 

• Microvascular decompression 

•Radio frequency thermal lesioning 

•Glycerol injection

•Brain stereotactic radio surgery