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Trigeminal Neuralgia - Know More About It!

Dr. Vinny Sood 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Know More About It!

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 nerve being 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.

Things you need to know about Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • 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 one causing severe stabbing pain.
  • In rare cases, persons can experience both types at the same place at the same time.
  • 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 Neuralgia.
  • 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.
  • Some experts believe the condition can be brought about without any known cause as well.
  • Radio-frequency ablation and microvascular decompression of nerve are very popular treatment methods followed by several practitioners.
  • 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 nerve pain.
  • Certain antidepressants can also be prescribed in combination and some of the latest drugs which have been found to be very effective in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia are also recommended.
  • The doctors will, however, be closely monitoring the reactions and side effects before they persist with medication on these lines
  • Some of the external types of treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia include the electrical stimulation using devices like TENS units.
  • These devices are freely available in the market and people can use them at their homes following the directions of use given by the manufacturers and also demo videos available online.
  • TENS is actually an acronym for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” and the devices consist of electrodes through which electric pulses are sent from a small transmitter like instrument. There are pads attached to the end of the electrodes that can be patched onto the skin and there is a range of settings to regulate the intensity of the pulses.
  • This electric stimulation process offers instant relief and when continuously applied for a few days, the pain may fully go away.

Nerve pains can become unbearable sometimes and have to be treated immediately. The best way is to first take a combination of drugs to control the pain and then use electric stimulation and other methods of external applications to remove the pain.

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I am suffering from cubitus valgus, ulna nerve tardy palsy, sometimes I feel nerve pain in the last two fingers of the right hand, any best medications for this pain or dubinor 1500 also good.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 94% (1833 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from cubitus valgus, ulna nerve tardy palsy, sometimes I feel nerve pain in the last two fingers of th...
Cubitus valgus is a medical deformity in which the forearm is angled away from the body to a greater degree than normal when fully extended. Let's discuss your problem in detail for better advice and medication plan.
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Hi am radha age 38 years from past eight months am facing heel pain and also my feet nerves are swelling am unable to walk .what is the problem? Is this arthritis?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 92% (27559 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi am radha age 38 years from past eight months am facing heel pain and also my feet nerves are swelling am unable to...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Avoid sitting cross legged. Ankle stretching. Ankle strengthening exercises. Avoid squatting. Quadriceps exercises. Core strenthening exercises.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia - What Should You Know?

Dr. Debabrata Chakraborty 91% (145 ratings)
DM - Neurology, Fellowship in Stroke Neurology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Neurologist, Kolkata
Trigeminal Neuralgia - What Should You 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 nerve being 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.

Things you need to know about Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • 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 one causing severe stabbing pain.
  • In rare cases, persons can experience both types at the same place at the same time.
  • 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 Neuralgia.
  • 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.
  • Some experts believe the condition can be brought about without any known cause as well.
  • Radio-frequency ablation and microvascular decompression of nerve are very popular treatment methods followed by several practitioners.
  • 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 nerve pain.
  • Certain antidepressants can also be prescribed in combination and some of the latest drugs which have been found to be very effective in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia are also recommended.
  • The doctors will, however, be closely monitoring the reactions and side effects before they persist with medication on these lines
  • Some of the external type of treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia include the electrical stimulation using devices like TENS units.
  • These devices are freely available in the market and people can use them at their homes following the directions of use given by the manufacturers and also demo videos available online.
  • TENS is actually an acronym for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” and the devices consist of electrodes through which electric pulses are sent from a small transmitter like an instrument. There are pads attached to the end of the electrodes that can be patched onto the skin and there is a range of settings to regulate the intensity of the pulses.
  • This electric stimulation process offers instant relief and when continuously applied for a few days, the pain may fully go away.

Nerve pains can become unbearable sometimes and have to be treated immediately. The best way is to first take a combination of drugs to control the pain and then use electric stimulation and other methods of external applications to remove the pain.

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Sir/mam am suffering from nerve problem after craniotomy on chettinadu hospitalafter 8 months while chewing my food particles I felt shock to whom I have to consult orthodontist or neuro surgeon it has problem on trigeminal nerve pls let me know my email id is email am waiting for yur answer.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 94% (1833 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Sir/mam am suffering from nerve problem after craniotomy on chettinadu hospitalafter 8 months while chewing my food p...
General complications of any surgery include bleeding, infection, blood clots, and reactions to anesthesia. Specific complications related to a craniotomy may include stroke, seizures, swelling of the brain, nerve damage, csf leak, and loss of some mental functions. Let's discuss your problem for better medication.
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Nerve Compression - How To Administer It?

Dr. Amit Bindal 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS- General Surgery, M.Ch. - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Meerut
Nerve Compression - How To Administer It?

Nerve compression is a condition caused by direct pressure on a nerve. It occurs when a nerve is squeezed or compacted. It is also known as compression neuropathy or entrapment neuropathy.

It typically occurs at a single location. Nerves in the torso, limbs, and extremities may be affected. Common symptoms include pain, numbness, and muscle weakness at the site of the nerve.

Nerve compression syndrome is also known as:

  1. nerve entrapment syndrome
  2. compression neuropathy
  3. entrapment neuropathy
  4. trapped nerve

Types

Mentioned below are few of the most common types of nerve compression syndromes:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Suprascapular nerve compression syndrome
  • Guyon’s canal syndrome
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Radial nerve compression syndrome

Causes

  1. Prolonged or repeated external force, such as sitting with one's arm over the back of a chair (radial nerve), frequently resting one's elbows on a table (ulnar nerve), or an ill-fitting cast or brace on the leg (peroneal nerve).
  2. Accidents such as sprains, fractures, and broken bones can also cause nerve compression syndrome
  3. Diabetes
  4. Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Thyroid dysfunction
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Tumors and cysts
  8. Pregnancy or menopause
  9. Obesity
  10. Neural disorders

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain in the area of compressions, such as the neck or lower back
  • Radiating pain, such as sciatica or radicular pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pins and needles or a burning sensation
  • Weakness
  • Symptoms worsen when you try specific movements, such as turning your head or straining your neck

Management

  1. Lifestyle changes: Avoiding movements that cause pain.  Changing job duties may relieve symptoms. Losing weight can improve symptoms if obesity is the cause of nerve compression syndrome,
  2. Physical therapy: Flexibility, strength, and range of motion in the affected area can be improved by working with a physical therapist. Physical therapy can also relieve symptoms, such as pain and numbness.
  3. Medication: Drugs commonly prescribed to manage symptoms caused by nerve compression syndrome include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) and aspirin. Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone, are injected directly around the nerve.
  4. Prosthetic devices: In a few cases of nerve compression syndrome, a doctor or physical therapist may advise a splint or a brace to help avoid putting pressure on the nerve.
  5. Surgery: The surgical procedure required depends on the type of nerve compression syndrome, the degree of compression, and the nerves and structures affected. Surgery also depends on several factors, which include the duration of the symptoms, the severity of symptoms, and any other underlying health conditions you might have.
  6. Home remedies: The following home remedies may stop or ameliorate symptoms of nerve compression syndrome:
    • Stop activities that cause pain
    • Apply icing on the affected area for 10–15 minutes
    • Taking regular breaks when doing repetitive tasks
    • Applying topical creams, such as menthol
    • Elevating the affected area
    • Keeping the affected area warmPerforming stretches and exercises to improve strength and flexibility
    • Using relaxation exercises
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Hii I am suffering nerve pain in my left hand kindly suggest me what should ibdo?

Dr. N S S Gauri 97% (79743 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Kanpur
Hii I am suffering nerve pain in my left hand kindly suggest me what should ibdo?
Ras raj ras 125 miligrams twice a day vatari avleh 10 gram twice a day relief in 5-6 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only avoid oily and spicy food.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia - Important Information About It!

Dr. Ujjawal Roy 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD- General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ranchi
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Important Information About It!

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 nerve being 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.

Things you need to know about Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • 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 one causing severe stabbing pain.
  • In rare cases, persons can experience both types at the same place at the same time.
  • 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 Neuralgia.
  • 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.
  • Some experts believe the condition can be brought about without any known cause as well.
  • Radio-frequency ablation and microvascular decompression of nerve are very popular treatment methods followed by several practitioners.
  • 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 nerve pain.
  • Certain antidepressants can also be prescribed in combination and some of the latest drugs which have been found to be very effective in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia are also recommended.
  • The doctors will, however, be closely monitoring the reactions and side effects before they persist with medication on these lines
  • Some of the external types of treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia include the electrical stimulation using devices like TENS units.
  • These devices are freely available in the market and people can use them at their homes following the directions of use given by the manufacturers and also demo videos available online.
  • TENS is actually an acronym for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation” and the devices consist of electrodes through which electric pulses are sent from a small transmitter like an instrument. There are pads attached to the end of the electrodes that can be patched onto the skin and there is a range of settings to regulate the intensity of the pulses.
  • This electric stimulation process offers instant relief and when continuously applied for a few days, the pain may fully go away.

Nerve pains can become unbearable sometimes and have to be treated immediately. The best way is to first take a combination of drugs to control the pain and then use electric stimulation and other methods of external applications to remove the pain.

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