Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness: Signs and Symptoms

 

In recognition of National Trigeminal Awareness Day on October 7, Rush Radiosurgery aims to highlight this rare nerve condition, as it is one of several non-cancerous conditions we treat with stereotactic radiosurgery. Trigeminal neuralgia, or TN, is a condition of the trigeminal nerve and is characterized by excruciating pain in the facial region. Due to […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical versus Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare nerve disorder that causes painful and often debilitating symptoms in the face and jaw region. Depending on the type of TN, patients with the condition may experience unpredictable burning or shock-like sensations often mistaken for a dental problem. Only in recent decades has TN been recognized as two different […]

 

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Patient Resources: Facial Pain Association

 

The Facial Pain Association (TNA) is a non-profit health organization that serves patients across the globe, who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and their families, physicians and healthcare providers who treat them. Providing one-on-one support for patients diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, TNA offers online communities, more than 50 support groups and a website full of […]

 

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Presentation: Understanding Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a debilitating nerve disorder that affects a specific nerve in the head and causes severe facial pain. View the presentation below to understand why TN is often described as one of the most excruciating conditions in medicine and how Rush Radiosurgery treats it with a noninvasive procedure typically completed in one […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: What You Need to Know about the Trigeminal Nerve

 

The trigeminal nerve is one of the most vital nerves in the head and is responsible for sensation in the face and certain motor functions. It is the largest of the cranial nerves and has three major branches that assist with sensory and motor functions including biting, chewing and sensations in the face. Rush Radiosurgery […]

 

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Spotlight On: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder, trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition. TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder usually […]

 

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