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.