Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery: Our Guide

Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition which occurs in the face to the brain and can cause severe pain and discomfort if not appropriately treated in due time. If ignored for an extended duration of time, the painful symptoms can prove to last even longer. For this reason, it’s so important to seek proper treatment options which we provide here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants. Trigeminal neuralgia surgery is always a last resort and we want our patients to be able to exercise every single available alternative we offer prior to surgery. With that being said, there are some cases of trigeminal neuralgia which do require surgery and we’ll be sure to brief you on the steps involved to ensure your trigeminal neuralgia is relieved. Read on to discover more about our trigeminal surgery process and how we can best help you overcome this condition.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment Options

Our trigeminal neuralgia treatment options range from conservative care efforts to minimally invasive surgery to radiosurgery efforts; and that’s about as far as we need to go to see results. Many people believe treatment options will consist of extremely invasive, painful, long recovery procedures and this is simply not the case at all. Here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, we’re always providing our trigeminal neuralgia patients with minimally invasive and quick recovery procedures to choose from.

Botox Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia

A quick and easy treatment option for your trigeminal neuralgia condition is a Botox injection treatment. Now you may be thinking, “Botox? Why Botox?”. The reasons behind this treatment is the fact Botox will help temporarily stop the nerve activity and provide relief. This can be a great option for short-term relief and may even work to help resolve the issue over time.

GammaKnife Radiosurgery as a Treatment Option

GammaKnife radiosurgery is another minimally invasive, very effective option for treating your trigeminal neuralgia condition. We first begin by targeting the affected nerve causing your trigeminal neuralgia condition and then proceed to use precise beams of radiation to resolve the issue without any incisions and minimal damage to nearby tissues.

Balloon Rhizotomy as a Treatment Option

Balloon rhizotomy consists of compressing the affected nerve causing your trigeminal neuralgia condition with a small balloon. This option is minimally invasive and typically results in greta relief from the symptoms you’re experiencing on a regular basis.

Learn More About How We Can Help with Your Trigeminal Neuralgia

If you’ve been searching and searching for a minimally invasive approach to treating your trigeminal neuralgia, we have the answers for you. Here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants, we focus on providing all of our patients with the care and compassion they deserve. Feel free to contact us using the button below and we’ll be sure to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon and are excited for you to begin experiencing all we have to offer here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants of San Antonio.

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