Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain.
The goal of treatment is to reduce or eliminate the facial pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. The initial approach typically involves medications such as anticonvulsants (e.g., carbamazepine, gabapentin) or muscle relaxants to help control the pain. In many cases, medication can effectively manage the symptoms.
Listen to the expert, Dr. Shyam Sundar S, Senior Consultant & Program Director – Neurosurgery speaks about Trigeminal Neuralgia surgery.