Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is one of the most severe forms of nerve or neuropathic pain. Even simple activities like brushing your teeth, chewing, shaving or eating can cause a severe electric shock-like pain that shoots through your face.
This extremely painful condition should not be left untreated and there is no reason to live with such pain. Pain specialists at the London Pain Clinic have diagnosed and treated patients with trigeminal neuralgia for many years.
Diagnosis for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed more often in women than men and in patients over 50 years of age. However, it can occur in anyone at any age. Although there is no typical cause for the condition, occasionally there may be an underlying problem including dilated blood vessels, multiple sclerosis or tumours. Whatever the cause expert diagnosis is the first step to recovery. At the London Pain Clinic, we can offer you:
- A specialist assessment with one of our consultant pain doctors
- A full medical history concentrating on your pain
- A thorough physical examination
- The diagnostic process includes any relevant blood tests and scans, including MRI and CT
- Our expert second opinion service.
Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
When treated properly, trigeminal neuralgia can be improved using a variety of treatments including antineuropathic medication and minimally invasive pain management procedures. At the London Pain Clinic countless trigeminal neuralgia sufferers have trusted us to bring them back to their best. We offer:
- A full explanation of trigeminal neuralgia
- Individual treatment plans
- The latest antineuropathic (anti-nerve pain) medication
- Topical and oral antineuropathic medication
- Multimodal antineuropathic regimes
- Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) treatment
- Peripheral Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) treatment
- Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment
- Self help techniques
- Desensitisation exercises
- Targeted surgical intervention, where indicated.
We know that each patient experiences pain differently, even with the same condition, so we take a consultative approach to your treatment allowing you to ask as many questions as you need. Don’t delay. To begin your recovery, call 020 7118 0250 or email the London Pain Clinic.