When Medications Fail, Gamma Knife May be the Answer

If you have trigeminal neuralgia, you may have been prescribed medications to reduce or block the facial pain you experience. Trigeminal neuralgia medications may include anticonvulsants, muscle relaxers or even Botox injections.

However, for some patients, these medications can lose their effectiveness over time. If that’s the case for you or a loved one, Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery may help you achieve longer-lasting trigeminal neuralgia pain relief.

How Gamma Relieves Facial Pain

Physicians use Gamma Knife radiation to damage the trigeminal nerve, eliminating the pain signals that travel from the nerve to the brain. After a single session of Gamma Knife treatment, trigeminal neuralgia symptoms start to fade, gradually disappearing within a few weeks. Many patients do not need a second treatment.

Read about other benefits of Gamma Knife treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Gamma?

Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out if treating trigeminal neuralgia with Gamma Knife can bring you relief.

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