Winter’s Chill Can Make Facial Pain Worse

Winter is back – and if you have trigeminal neuralgia, your facial pain may have returned, too. Trigeminal neuralgia’s excruciating facial sensations can be worsened by triggers like cold air or wind – making winter an especially painful season for many patients.

If you find yourself suffering from another uncomfortable winter – and trigeminal neuralgia medication is doing little to block the pain – it may be time for you to seek trigeminal neuralgia pain relief.

Trigeminal neuralgia can be treated right in Bergen County at The Valley Hospital Gamma Knife Center, where our skilled team of nurse navigators, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists treat facial pain and a host of other conditions. Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery treats trigeminal neuralgia by sending a powerful dose of radiation to the trigeminal nerve. The radiation damages the nerve, preventing pain signals from traveling to the face. Safe, noninvasive and effective, Gamma Knife radiosurgery is often completed in just one treatment session, enabling many patients to get past their pain quickly and return to their everyday activities.

Contact our nurse navigators today to have your questions answered and find out if Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery can successfully treat your facial pain.

Get Your Questions Answered, By a Real Person.

Our Patient Liaison is here to help you understand your next step. After discussing your specific case, she can help you navigate your medical records, answer insurance questions, and connect you with one of our nurses, at no charge to you.

We now offer the convenience of virtual consultations via computer and smartphone. To discuss your specific case with our Nurse Navigator, call 201-571-6494.