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The Spoonie Struggle

Jun 21, 2021

Episode 20: Let's Talk About Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerves. Symptoms include bouts of facial pain, aching and burning in the face, and pain that gets worse over time. It is usually caused by disruption of function of the trigeminal nerve, aging, multiple sclerosis, a tumor, stroke, surgical injury, or facial trauma. It is diagnosed by symptoms presentation, neurological examination, and/or MRI. Treatment includes medications, botox injections, microvascular decompression, glycerol injection, balloon compression, radiofrequency thermal lesioning, gamma knife surgery, rhizotomy, neurectomy, and complementary approaches.





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