Trigeminal Neuralgia Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab, Trigeminal Neuralgia is categorized among one of those conditions which leave excruciating pain, which is often similar to the electric shock. The pain affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. The individuals who have this condition even have excess pain when they usually do simple stuff like brushing teeth applying makeup. At Neuro Life Brain & Spine Centre you will be given the customized treatment plan under the expertise of Dr. Amit Mittal to address the problem effectively.

“Trigeminal Neuralgia Prevalence Rate Is Higher In Women As Compared To Men.”

What are the symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia?

The Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms trigger due to a specific pattern which includes:

  • Having excess, shooting, or severe pain
  • Pain which lasts from a few seconds to several minutes
  • Pain comes with facial spasms
  • Pain occurs at night while asleep
  • Attacks are intense and frequent

Are you having any facial pain?

It’s essential to get medical assistance on time so that it is well-addressed on time, what the issue is and what should be done next

What are the causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects nerve functioning. This medical issue is linked to normal blood vessels, affecting the nerves present at the brain base part. As the nerves are pressurized, it can even trigger malfunctioning. Such a condition is likely to occur due to multiple sclerosis or myelin sheaths beginning to damage which is known for protecting some nerves. Apart from these strokes, surgical injuries or facial trauma can result in problems.

What are the factors that trigger Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Some triggers are likely to make the pain worse like:

  • Shaving
  • Touching face often
  • Brushing the teeth
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Talking
  • Putting on makeup
  • Washing the face
  • Breeze lightly blowing over the face
  • Smiling

How is trigeminal neuralgia diagnosed?

TN is one such problem that needs careful diagnosis. But, there is not one specific test and symptom that helps check facial pain disorders. Therefore, individuals need to get the best care possible when there is unusual pain around the lips, nose, jaw, lips, scalp, or forehead. So, the doctor will diagnose your condition depending on what you tell them during the consultation, which includes:

  • Type of pain
  • Location
  • Triggers

Further neurological examination and MRI are done to better evaluate the condition for better understanding.

Which are the treatment options for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal Neuralgia’s first line of the treatment plan is medications. But, if the condition is severe, then additional treatment is suggested. In some cases, drugs might not show any difference or result in unwanted side effects. You must take all the medicines as suggested by the doctor to make your health better in all ways. Apart from drugs, surgery is also indicated to the patients. Some of the surgical options are:

  • Microvascular decompression
  • Brain Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Glycerol Injection
  • Balloon Compression
  • Radiofrequency thermal lesioning

Regular follow-ups are important

Be it any health issue, it requires a follow-up checkup to ensure everything is going in the right direction and maintain the treatment results. The stimulation assessment and settings are adjusted to ensure the recovery goes smoothly with every visit. Most importantly, the follow-ups should not be missed for a correct and practical approach

Do you have any doubts?

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Amit Mittal to seek the best possible care on-time and transform your neuro health.