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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Pune and PCMC


What is a Trigeminal Neuralgia ?

It is orofacial pain which is restricted to one side of the face. Many patients think it is because of toothache for which they get their tooth removed but still do not get relieved from the pain. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for transmitting sensation from the face to the brain.


Risk factors:

1. Multiple Sclerosis
2. Hypertension
3. Genetics


Symptoms Trigeminal Neuralgia :

  • Pain while eating
  • Pain while brushing teeth
  • Pain due to wind of air
  • Pain on one side of the face
  • Recurrent pain in teeth

It is most commonly due to blood vessel compression on nerve-carrying sensations from the face.


Who is affected?

Female gender, old age (>80 yr), extremely rare in children.


How common is it?

4–27 per 1 lakh population


Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment :

1. Medications: Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine are often prescribed to stabilize nerve activity and reduce pain. Adjuvant medications may be used to increase pain relief or manage side effects.


2. Microvascular Decompression (MVD): This is a microsurgical technique that involves repositioning or eliminating blood vessels that come in contact with the trigeminal root to prevent the nerve from failing.

Decompression can help reduce sensitivity and restore normal function to the trigeminal nerve. MVD surgery is a more invasive procedure that involves an incision behind the ear.


Why Should You Choose Dr. Ninad Patil for Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment in Pune and PCMC?

Choosing trigeminal neuralgia treatment in Pune and PCMC with Dr. Ninad Patil ensures top-tier care for several reasons:

  • Expertise: Dr. Patil specializes in neurology, particularly the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Dr. Patil prioritizes individualized treatment plans and patient comfort.
  • Proven success: Dr. Ninad Patil’s track record of successfully treating trigeminal neuralgia is a testament to his expertise. Numerous patients have experienced significant relief from the unrelenting pain under his care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is trigeminal neuralgia a common condition?

Trigeminal neuralgia is considered a rare condition, affecting approximately 12 out of every 100,000 people per year.

How does trigeminal neuralgia affect daily life?

Trigeminal neuralgia can significantly impact daily activities due to the intense, episodic facial pain it causes, which may interfere with eating, speaking, and personal hygiene.

Can lifestyle changes help manage trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes, stress reduction, avoiding triggers like certain foods or cold wind, and practicing good oral hygiene can help manage symptoms.

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