Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India by expert neurosurgeons
by foresaket on Dec 12, 2009
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Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India is performed by the expert neurosurgeons at the world class hospitals in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and other major cities. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia ...
Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India is performed by the expert neurosurgeons at the world class hospitals in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and other major cities. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN), or Type 2 Trigeminal Neuralgia, is a rare form of Trigeminal neuralgia, a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. This form of neuralgia is difficult to diagnose, as it is rare and the symptoms overlap with several other disorders. The symptoms can be mistaken for migraines, dental problems such as TMJ, musculoskeletal issues, and hypochondriasis. ATN can have a wide range of symptoms and the pain can fluctuate in intensity from mild aching to a crushing or burning sensation, and also to the extreme pain experienced with the more common trigeminal neuralgia. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India is available at reasonable cost as medical treatment in India is less pricey than the same in foreign countries.
ATN pain can be described as heavy, aching, stabbing and burning. Sufferers have a constant migraine-like headache and experience intense pain in all three trigeminal nerve branches, including teeth, ears, sinuses, cheeks, forehead, upper and lower jaws, eyes, and scalp. In addition, those with ATN may also experience the shocks or stabs found in type 1 TN. Pain tends to worsen with talking, smiling, chewing, and, more rarely, certain sensations such as a cool breeze. The pain from ATN is sometimes less than that of typical trigeminal neuralgia but is nearly continuous and periods of remission are rare. Unlike typical neuralgia, this form is more likely to be bilateral.
Treatment options include medicines, surgery, and complementary approaches. Opioid therapy such as OxyContin, methadone, Duragesic and morphine may be helpful when lesser medications do not provide enough relief. High doses of anticonvulsant medicines—used to block nerve firing— and tricyclic antidepressants are generally effective in treating ATN. If medication fails to relieve pain or produces intolerable side effects, surgical treatment may be recommended. Some degree of facial numbness is expected after most of these procedures, and TN might return despite the procedure’s initial success. Depending on the procedure, other surgical risks include hearing loss, balance problems, infection, and stroke. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India include rhizotomies (which select nerve fibers are destroyed to block pain) and Micro vascular decompression (the surgeon moves away the vessels that are compressing the nerve and places a soft cushion between the nerve and the vessels). Motor Cortex Stimulation can also provide some relief. Some patients choose to manage TN using complementary techniques, usually in combination with drug treatment. These therapies offer varying degrees of success. Options include biofeedback, botox injections, vitamin therapy, nutritional therapy, hot-cold compact therapy, and electrical stimulation of the nerves.
Heart attack, stroke, sleep deprivation and malnutrition have also been reported as by-products of the pain. In desperate efforts to alleviate pain, some patients undergo multiple dental extractions particularly in cases when initial nerve injury was caused by a dental procedure and pain projects to teeth. Depression is usually involved as a result of the pain and the negative effect it has on one's life. Depression often makes the perception of pain even worse. Dealing with the depression should be considered equally important as finding relief from the pain.
Why India ?
Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in India offers high quality treatment at fractional costs with minimal waiting period. With globalization increased number of people are traveling to India to get treated, here quality is the primary factor however cost involved in obtaining quality health care attention that could be surgical or non-surgical procedures is another most important determining factor. Als
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