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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

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Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

Medical marijuana (MMJ) is a promising treatment for chronic facial pain, as demonstrated by several recent studies. Anecdotally, it has proven effective against nerve pain in individual case studies. For example: “…a patient with secondary progressive MS and severe lower limbs spasticity … was started on treatment with nabiximols. The patient also suffered from trigeminalContinue reading Medical Marijuana and Chronic Facial Pain

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The Evidence Base for the Various TN Treatment Options

Treatment Options Podcast A BMJ Clinical Evidence systematic overview looks at the evidence for medical and surgical treatment options of Trigeminal Neuralgia, and the uncertainties that exist due to gaps in the evidence. The authors of the overview, Prof. Joanna Zakrzewska from the Facial Pain Unit at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, and Mark Linskey,Continue reading The Evidence Base for the Various TN Treatment Options