Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem since the disorder […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with CyberKnife Technology: Carl’s Story

 

August 8, 2018, is a day that Carl Papp says he will not forget for the rest of his life.  It was the day he took his last dose of medication for his trigeminal neuralgia, an agonizing disorder he had been fighting for over two years. Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is considered by medical experts to […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day: Know the Symptoms

 

National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day is honored on October 7 each year to raise awareness of the lesser known, but debilitating nerve disorder. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs when a blood vessel compresses the fifth cranial nerve, the trigeminal nerve. Often misdiagnosed as a dental problem, patients may undergo root canals or other procedures in hopes of […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia patient, Mary, describes her experience with CyberKnife

 

 

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