Trigeminal neuralgia occurs more often in women as compared to men and in older age people (50 years age or above) and occurs more on the right side than the left. It doesn’t usually run in the family.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic painful condition producing intermittent shooting facial pain. It is not continuous or aching pain. Usually, it responds to medicine initially. But when the first medicine fails to control the pain or if there are severe side effects from the medicines, you should consult a Neurosurgeon in Dubai. Your Neurosurgeon may offer several options for further treatment. There is a risk of recurrence for all the surgery procedures, but it is the least for microvascular decompression, which is usually the first choice of surgical management in fit people.
If you have been advised any of the surgical procedures and you are unsure whether to go ahead or not, please feel free to get a second opinion with trigeminal neuralgia surgeon.
Consult Dr. Arun with a professional experience of more than 13 years in the field of Neurosurgery