Do you experience sudden severe facial pain? You might be suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and searching for the best trigeminal neuralgia treatment in Jaipur. This is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve which is responsible for carrying sensation from the face to the brain. Many triggers can initiate this kind of facial pain such as brushing the teeth, eating, talking, shaving, smiling, simply touching the face, drinking water, washing the face, etc. The severity of the condition increases over time as in the initial phase, patients experience very mild attacks of pain, later on, the pain is felt more frequently. The pain felt more like an electric shock and stabbing on the face.
According to our pain management experts providing treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in Jaipur, there is no specific test for diagnosing this condition. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis might take some time. The treatment approach adopted to relieve pain depends on the severity of the condition and the major reason that is responsible for triggering the pain. One of the exclusive features of this type of pain is that it occurs in cycles and it may remain for days or weeks. The major areas that are affected due to pain included the lower part of the face such as the jaw along with some area around the nose and the eyes. This kind of neurological disorder can be inherited by children from their parents.
Although the pain cannot be completely alleviated anticonvulsant medications can significantly reduce the intensity of pain. The surgical treatment is recommended to patients who become unresponsive to medications. Irritation in the trigeminal neuralgia nerve is caused when it comes in contact with the healthy artery or vein at the base of the brain. This results in exerting extreme pressure on the nerve as it enters the brain which is the primary cause of pain.
Facial pain can occur due to numerous conditions; therefore accurate diagnosis is a prerequisite for successfully treating Trigeminal Neuralgia pain. The experts providing pain treatment recommend patients for complete neurological examination for determining the underlying cause of the condition. In this, the doctor touches and examines the part of the face to know the exact location of the pain. In the case of trigeminal neuralgia, it is important to find the branches of the trigeminal nerve that are affected by pain.
In case the pain is caused due to a compressed nerve or other reasons, reflex tests are also suggested to the patient. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive and inexpensive technique to relieve pain. This therapy involves the utilization of low-voltage electric currents that are directly targeted at or near the nerves. The major benefit of the therapy is it changes the perception of pain or blocks the nerves that carry the pain signals to the brain. Our pain management doctors devise this therapy for patients who want to keep their medicine intake to a minimum. In severe pain conditions, high-frequency stimulations are given for a shorter duration while in normal pain conditions, low-frequency stimulations are given for a longer duration.
Our pain management experts providing treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia in Jaipur adopt a personalized treatment approach as the cause of pain differs from patient to patient. Minimally invasive procedures such as Percutaneous Radiofrequency Rhizotomy are useful in treating the condition with the use of electrocoagulation (heat). The procedure involves relieving the nerve pain by destroying the specific part of the nerve that is responsible for causing pain. This helps in suppressing the pain signals to the brain. In peripheral nerve stimulation, the pain is avoided by placing leads under the skin on the branches of the trigeminal nerve. All these methods help in avoiding the pain to some extent for enhancing the quality of life.