Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Marengo Asia Hospitals, Faridabad

Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Mediclub Clinic

Mon-Sun: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Thursday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating neurological disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of intense, sudden, and stabbing facial pain, typically confined to one side of the face. This pain is often described by sufferers as excruciating, akin to electric shocks or shooting sensations. The trigeminal nerve, responsible for transmitting sensory information from the face to the brain, is primarily affected in this condition.

The pain of trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by seemingly innocuous actions such as touching the face, chewing, speaking, or exposure to cold air. These triggers can exacerbate the already severe pain, leading to significant impairment in daily activities and quality of life for patients.

Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia commonly include episodes of severe facial pain that last from a few seconds to a few minutes, recurring in clusters or paroxysms. The pain typically affects specific areas of the face innervated by branches of the trigeminal nerve, such as the forehead, cheek, jaw, or around the eye.

Although the exact cause of trigeminal neuralgia is often unknown, it can be related to compression of the trigeminal nerve by blood vessels or other structural abnormalities in the brain. Treatment options range from medications to surgical interventions aimed at alleviating nerve compression and reducing pain frequency and intensity.

Effective management of trigeminal neuralgia requires a thorough evaluation by a neurologist in Faridabad like Dr. Kunal Bahrani, who can provide personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs and symptoms.