Treatment of the fifth nerve with radio-frequency
The fifth nerve is one of the twelve cranial nerves, and it has three main branches that nourish the face. The pain of the trigeminal neuralgia is one of the worst pain that affects the patient. Trigeminal neuralgia might result from inflammation of a single branch or all branches of fifth cranial nerve.
Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia:
The cause of trigeminal neuralgia may be primary (unknown cause) or secondary (due to another problem such as vascular compression, brain tumors,..etc).
Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia:
Trigeminal neuralgia affects one side of the face and rarely affects both sides. Trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, severe facial pain. It's often described as a sharp shooting pain or like having an electric shock in the jaw, teeth or gums. It usually happens in short, unpredictable attacks that can last from a few seconds to about 2 minutes.
Methods of treating the fifth nerve without surgery
Diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is one of the challenges facing dentists in particular, because it may come with pain in the molar, and the pain continues even after the extraction of one or two molars, after which the patient goes to a neurologist to receive the appropriate drug treatment and the patient relaxes for some time, but the severe pain soon returns.
What distinguishes our center is that it is a pain management center , it is easy to diagnose pain due to trigeminal neuralgia from the beginning, and even treat it with an advanced procedures, which is minimal and non-surgical interventions - if the patient has tried conservative treatment but in vain - The previously mentioned procedure is known to be radiofrequency applied to the gaserian ganglion of the affected trigeminal nerve
Advantages of treating trigeminal neuralgia without surgery
It is a minimally invasive procedure during which no incisions or cuts are made. Safe, easy, and simple, it does not take more than half an hour in the operating room under the effect of a local anesthetic. The patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day and will retain his normal daily life as soon as possible.
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