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Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Dr. Sidharth Verma 92% (37 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai  •  13 years experience
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Hi,

I am Dr. Sidharth Verma, Pain Management Specialist. Today I will talk about trigeminal neuralgia. It is also known as the suicide disease. In this patient experience the facial pain. it may also effect inside the mouth. It is important to treat the cause first. It may be the tumor, myeloma. It is rare disease. Patient experience sharp shooting, electric pain. It can also cause pain while touching the skin. The diagnosis is entirely clinical. The treatment is done pharmacological and interventionally also. In this problem few of the drugs cannot be continued for very long as they have certain side-effects. We give the treatment with radiofrequency ablation and balloon compression. This gives the excellent results. Once their are located then we give the radiofrequency current.

This relief is usually long lasting. In some cases their maybe relapse. It may also occur due to the inherent excitement of the nerve. Balloon compression often used at the time of first trigeminal nerves. This is used for the patients who have the major pain around the eyes or on the forehead. There are some side-effects of the procedure which are minor. This include minor bleeding, infection. There are some surgical options also and this can be better described by a neurosurgeon. This is day care procedure. Patient will be discharged on the same or the next day. If you are suffering with any facial pain, please contact us through Lybrate.

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