Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with CyberKnife Technology

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing).  TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks.  […]

 

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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Austin CyberKnife in the News: Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

When former trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patient, Gloria R. came to Austin CyberKnife, she had already sought the help of numerous health care professionals for a diagnosis of her extreme facial pain. Also known as the “suicide disease,” TN can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, causing […]

 

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Research Update: Studies Support CyberKnife for Neurological Disease Treatment

 

Two studies recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) reinforced the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery for neurological diseases, using the CyberKnife® system. In a study completed at the University Hospital of Messina in Italy, Dr. Alfredo Conti used CyberKnife technology to treat perioptic meningioma, a type of benign tumor […]

 

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Austin CyberKnife Shares Patient Success Story on National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

 

Austin CyberKnife recently completed the successful treatment of a patient suffering from trigeminal neuralgia (TN), a debilitating nerve disorder, using stereotactic radiosurgery. Known for its characteristic excruciating facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia is often misdiagnosed as a dental problem causing some patients to undergo invasive dental operations in an attempt to relieve their pain. The disorder can […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day: Treatment Options

 

October 7 is honored as Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day. As a lesser known, but extremely painful disorder, undiagnosed trigeminal neuralgia can have a huge impact on normal daily life routines if it goes untreated. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs when the fifth cranial nerve is compressed by a blood vessel, causing extreme facial pain often misdiagnosed as […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

 

October 7 is Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Awareness Day. Though rare, TN is a debilitating nerve disorder that is also called the “suicide disease” due to the intense pain patients experience. TN is caused when a blood vessel compresses the fifth cranial nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. Patients are unable to predict […]

 

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Patient Resources: Living With TN Support Group

 

Determining a diagnosis and seeking treatment are important steps in the process of healing, but support from friends and loved ones can have the biggest impact on a patient’s quality of life. Living With TN is an online support group for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patients with the mission to be a resource for “information, discussion, […]

 

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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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