CyberKnife® for Trigeminal Neuralgia
CyberKnife® is a noninvasive way to treat trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal
neuralgia (TN), sometimes referred to as Tic Douloureux, is a nerve disorder
that can cause intense pain on either side of the face. The pain can be
triggered when cold air touches specific facial areas or with movements
like chewing, talking, smiling or swallowing.
The disorder occurs in the trigeminal, or fifth cranial nerve, that controls
sensation in the face. The nerve becomes irritable and painful.
TN is more common in women and patients are typically middle-aged or seniors.
The unpredictable, severe pain from TN makes it emotionally incapacitating
and can significantly impact one's quality of life.
CyberKnife to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia?
The treatment for trigeminal neuralgia depends on age, other medical problems
and risk factors.
Medications is often the first line treatment. If medication does not
work, Cyberknife is often considered.
CyberKnife delivers beams of high dose radiation with pinpoint accuracy
to the trigeminal nerve roots alleviating the pain and suffering. CyberKnife
is an excellent treatment option for the following reasons:
- Pinpoint Accuracy
- No Surgery or Incision
- Fast Treatment
- Minimal Side Effects
- Little to No Recovery Time
- Covered by Most Insurance
If you have been suffering with facial pain due to trigeminal neuralgia,
call today to learn more about CyberKnife and schedule a consultation.
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