What is Trigeminal Neuralgia ?
Trigeminal neuralgia is a situation or a condition which causes painful sensations or pain like an electric shock to just one part of the face. This repeated or chronic pain directly affects the trigeminal nerve, that is known to carry sensation from your face to the brain. If you have this medical condition known as trigeminal neuralgia, then even the mildest of stimulation to your face as simple activities such as brushing your teeth to putting on makeup will lead to a trigger of jolts of terrible pain that will result in absolute agony.
There are at least half a million cases of Trigeminal neuralgia in India. Since there is no permanent cure, pain relief treatment is the best approach to handling the medical condition and we at Live Well Hospital are amongst the best hospitals in Ahmedabad to effectively treat Trigeminal neuralgia in Gujarat. A medical dignosis is always required to treat Trigeminal neuralgia and we are confidence that we can treat the pain effectively. Trigeminal neuralgia is a medical condition that could eventually last a long time or forever, so pain management is very important to ensure that one is able to perform daily activities without the fear of pain.
A patient with Trigeminal neuralgia is likely to experience short and mild attacks in the beginning. The issue with late or delayed treatment is that trigeminal neuralgia can progress and cause longer, more-frequent bouts of agonizing pain that if left untreated can result in many other severe medical issues and conditions. Trigeminal neuralgia has a higher chance of causing problems to women more often than men. Both studies and reports have clear evidence that most patients are typically aged 50 years and above. There are only a few expert treatment hospitals to handle cases of Trigeminal neuralgia in India. Live Well Hospital located in Ahmedabad, the state of Gujarat in India is equipped to handle all kinds of cases of Trigeminal neuralgia and known to offer the best trigeminal neuralgia treatment in Ahmedabad let alone western India and Gujarat.
Thankfully we, at Live Well Hospital in Ahmedabad have a variety of treatment options available to actively treat Trigeminal neuralgia . Patients who have been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia are not going to end up with pain for life and there are treatments available to effectively manage the medical condition. In Gujarat, the professional medical team at Live Well Hospital in India, is known to be the experts at effectively managing trigeminal neuralgia with the best medications, injections or surgery leading to a pain free or pain less life with most of the patients we have treated. Trigeminal neuralgia treatment in Ahmedabad is made easy by booking an appointment with amongst the best pain and spine speciality doctors in Ahmedabad all located at Live Well Hospital in Gujarat. Having treated hundreds of complex cases and even difficult patients effectively we are rated amongst the best treatment hospital for Trigeminal neuralgia in Ahmedabad and the state of Gujarat in India.
Pain management is important in handling patients with Trigeminal neuralgia and the expert team of doctors at Live Well Hospital in Ahmedabad are equipped with the best of injectibles, medicines and international education, experience and expertise to best take care of patients suffering from the excruciating pain known to occur with patients suffering from Trigeminal neuralgia. When you are searching on Google for the Best Pain Management near me, or the best pain relief doctor or hospital, rest assured the expert team at Live Well Hospital is ranked as the highest in patient satisfaction by Google Reviews across Ahmedabad and Gujarat as the best treatment clinic for Trigeminal neuralgia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and amongst the top treatment centers for Trigeminal neuralgia in India. We have successfully been able to be rated a 4.9/5.0 on independent review portals by real patients who have vouched that we can handle Trigeminal neuralgia conditions in the best possible way. If you are looking for pain relief or pain management from Trigeminal neuralgia, there is no one with more experience and expertise than Dr. Hitesh Patel from Live Well Hospital in Gujarat.
It might not be possible to cure patients with Trigeminal neuralgia in India for now, but we have the best treatment for Trigeminal neuralgia to ensure painless or pain-free life for patients suffering from this medical condition.
To treat trigeminal neuralgia, doctors usually will prescribe medications to reduce, lessen or block the pain signals sent to the patient’s brain. Doctors may also prescribe carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol, amongst others) for trigeminal neuralgia, and it’s been shown to be effective in treating the condition. However before deciding on the course of treatment that is best suited for you or the patient, it is important to consult our doctors at Live Well Hospital so that we can ensure that you are only given the best treatment and medicines to help you or the patient live a better life free from pain that allows a fairly well active life.
How does Live Well Hospital diagnose Trigeminal neuralgia
Your doctor will diagnose trigeminal neuralgia mainly based on your description of the pain, including the type of pain you are suffering from. Pain connected to trigeminal neuralgia is very sudden and feels like an electric shock but is short in nature. The location is an important factor to consider during treatment. The parts of your face that are affected by severe pain will allow your doctor at Live Well Hospital to determine whether the trigeminal nerve is actually involved or not. Treatment will vary depending on this factor. There are also triggers or actions you do that lead to trigeminal neuralgia related pain. For example as earlier mentioned it could be as simple as brushing your teeth or putting on some makeup that triggers the pain attack or it could be while you are eating something like a Samosa, or Dabeli too. It could also happen when you are speaking to someone or talking. It could happen through a simply light touch of your face to wind or a breeze hitting your face. The triggers allow your doctor to suggest certain precautions to take as well as allows them to figure out the best treatment for trigeminal neuralgia according to the parameters mentioned above namely Type, Location, and Triggers.
Your doctor at Live Well Hospital in Gujarat may conduct a few tests to diagnose trigeminal neuralgia which can help determine underlying causes for having and suffering from the medical condition, including:
- A neurological examination. By touching and checking parts of your face it can help your doctor at Live Well Hospital in Ahmedabad determine exactly where the pain is happening. and if you have trigeminal neuralgia it can help detect which parts of the trigeminal nerve may be affected. There are some reflex tests that may also be performed by your expert doctor to determine and decide if your symptoms are caused by a compressed nerve or any other condition. Treatment based on these examinations are vital in having and living a pain free life. The Live Well Hospital doctors in Ahmedabad are experts in treating Trigeminal neuralgia and therefore allowing our amazing doctors to examine you can help go along way in having a better pain managed life.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our doctors at Live Well Hospital may request and order an MRI scan of your head to check and find out if multiple sclerosis or a tumor is causing trigeminal neuralgia. In some cases, our expert doctor at Live Well Hospital in Ahmedabad may inject a dye into a blood vessel to check and see the arteries and veins and highlight blood flow.
Your facial pain may be caused by many different conditions, so examinations and tests are important and thankfully at Live Well Hospital we have the best diagnostic center in Ahmedabad to help handle a correct diagnosis that is very important. Our top doctors at Live Well Hospital may order additional tests to rule out other conditions. Regardless of the type of condition you have, the expert pain management doctors at Live Well Hospital can handle the most complex as well as the simplest cases of trigeminal neuralgia with the best possible results. Our patients continue to trust us with their illness and medical problems and those suffering from trigeminal neuralgia in India choose Live Well Hospital as the best treatment clinic for trigeminal neuralgia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and very well amongst the best across India. If you are suffering form trigeminal neuralgia, do not be worried or scared as the doctors we have at Live Well Hospital are rated amongst the best pain specialists in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and perhaps rated the top across India too.
Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns
- Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing facial pain that may feel like an electric shock
- Spontaneous attacks of facial pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking and brushing teeth
- Bouts of facial pain lasting from a few seconds to several seconds
- Episodes of several attacks lasting days, weeks, months or longer —some people have periods when they experience no pain
- Pain in areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve (nerve branches), including the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, or less often the eye and forehead
- Pain affecting one side of your face.
- Pain focused in one spot or spread in a wider pattern
- Attacks becoming more frequent and intense over time
- Pressure of a blood vessel on the trigeminal nerve.
- Physical damage to the nerve caused by dental or surgical procedures, injury to the face or infections.
- Over time, changes in the blood vessels of the brain can result in blood vessels rubbing against the Trigeminal Nerve Root.
- Trigeminal neuralgia can occur as a result of aging, or it can be related to multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath protecting certain nerves
- Pressure of a tumor on the trigeminal nerve (rare)
A variety of triggers may set off the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, including
- Stroking your face
- Brushing your teeth
- Putting on makeup
- Encountering a breeze
A diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is primarily based on a description of your pain, including the
- Type Pain related to trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, shock-like and brief.
- Location The parts of your face that are affected will tell the doctor if the trigeminal nerve is involved
- A neurological examination. Touching and examining parts of your face can help the doctor determine exactly where the pain is occurring and
— if you appear to have trigeminal neuralgia
— which branches of the trigeminal nerve may be affected.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI scan of your head can show if multiple sclerosis is causing trigeminal neuralgia.
Facial pain can be caused by many different disorders, so an accurate diagnosis is important. The doctor may order additional tests to rule out other conditions.
Trigeminal neuralgia treatment usually starts with medications, and many people require no additional treatment. However, over time, some people with the disorder eventually stop responding to medications, or they experience unpleasant side effects. For those people intervention is required.
Medications to lessen or block the pain signals sent to your brain are the most common initial treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
This procedure selectively destroys nerve fibers associated with pain. At LiveWell Pain & Spine Hospital we do all this pain procedure very routinely. Our expert hands at LiveWell Pain & Spine Hospital do procedure in few minutes and you will become pain free.
This procedure can be done under local anesthesia. After giving local injection on patient cheek, Doctor insert radio frequency needle. Under constant CT Scan Guidance Doctor guides needle in proper direction.
Once need is at proper position(on foramen ovale) on nerve we give radio frequency current for 2 to 3 minutes, Which will destroy the selective sensory fibers of trigeminal nerve.
This procedure will take around 30 minute. Pain relief is immediate after procedure. This procedure is safer than major surgical procedure and gives good pain relief as compare to surgery.
This procedure is an USA,FDA approved procedures.
At live well Pain Clinic we do number of patient per month for Radio frequency of trigeminal nerve. Our treatment for trigeminal Neuralgia is without Surgery.
We have treated patients with trigeminal Neuralgia from Kenya, Tanzania, Africa, UK, USA, Russia and many more countries.
Apart from many patients from Gujarat, We also got many patients with trigeminal Neuralgia from across India like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Bangalore, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and many states from India.
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Alcohol injections provide temporary pain relief by numbing the affected areas of your face. The doctor will inject alcohol into the part of your face corresponding to the trigeminal nerve branch causing pain. The pain relief isn’t permanent, so you may need repeated injections or a different procedure in the future.
Side effects may include infections at the injection site, bleeding and damage to nearby nerves.Alcohol injections are obsolete these days and very rarely some doctors are using it due to cost constrain.
This is a major surgical procedure. It involves posterior fosse exploration in brain.
During MVD, the doctor makes an incision behind the ear on the side of your pain. Then, through a hole in your skull, part of your brain is lifted to expose the trigeminal nerve. Any artery in contact with the nerve root is directed away from the nerve, and the surgeon places a pad between the nerve and the artery.
While MVD has a good success rate, it carries risks. There are chances of decreased hearing, facial weakness, facial numbness, double vision, and even a stroke or death.
In balloon compression of the trigeminal nerve, the doctor inserts a hollow needle through your face and into an opening in the base of your skull. Then, a thin, flexible tube (catheter) with a balloon on the end is threaded through the needle.
The balloon is inflated with enough pressure to damage the nerve and block pain signals. Balloon compression successfully controls pain in most people, at least for a while. Most people undergoing this procedure experience some facial numbness, and some experience temporary or permanent weakness of the muscles used to chew.
This procedure involves delivering a focused, high dose of radiation to the root of the trigeminal nerve.
Gamma-knife radiosurgery uses radiation to damage the trigeminal nerve and reduce or eliminate pain. Relief occurs gradually and can take several weeks to begin. side effects, which may include lasting loss of facial sensation.