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Treatment Option: Microvascular Decompression surgery

Microvascular Decompression (MVD) is a surgical treatment option for trigeminal neuralgia, geniculate neuralgia, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Although not a cure, until better treatments are developed, MVD is a cranial neuralgia patient’s best hope for lasting pain relief. From the Face Facts website’s MVD page: A microsurgical procedure called Microvascular Decompression (MVD) is an option for thoseContinue reading Treatment Option: Microvascular Decompression surgery

Breakthrough: 3D Printing Cranial Nerves

The emerging technology of 3D printing stands to greatly enhance a facial pain patient’s medical journey by improving accurate imaging of cranial nerves. Currently, a patient seeking surgical intervention for cranial nerve pain relies upon his neurosurgeon’s expertise in radiologically identifying nerve compressions. This is the foundation upon which he will base his decision as to whether orContinue reading Breakthrough: 3D Printing Cranial Nerves

Face Facts Personal Profile: Beth Margolis

From time to time, Face Facts will spotlight people who have distinguished themselves through their service to the chronic facial pain community. For this, our first personal profile, we chose the founder of the largest TN support group on Facebook, Beth Margolis. With nearly 11,000 members, Beth’s group – Trigeminal Neuralgia Support – holds a place of great importance in the array of online chronic facialContinue reading Face Facts Personal Profile: Beth Margolis