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Information about Trigeminal neuralgia and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   what is trigeminal nuralgia
Doctor :   lightning-like pain shoot through your face
Doctor :   Episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock
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Doctor :   in simple words severe facial pain
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User :   what is the best treatment for this
Doctor :   There are drugs like Gaba pentin
Doctor :   which reduce the pain to a certain extent
User :   any permanent solution
Doctor :   Surgery can be done to relieve the nerve entrapment.
User :   is it a major surgery
Doctor :   In most cases medical therapy is effective
Doctor :   Some drugs like Carbamazepine can be used
User :   are there any side effects of these drugs
Doctor :   The surgery is neurosurgery hence
Doctor :   there will be some complications
Doctor :   There are recent methods like Gamma knife procedures
Doctor :   which are less major than actual surgery and have lesser complications
Doctor :   The surgery is performed depending on the age, presentation and various other factors
Doctor :   When the patient is not showing response to medical therapy
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Doctor :   The triggers should be avoided like rubbing and shaving.
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