How to Fight Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Facial and Head Pain

Request an MRI to see if you are a candidate for microvascular decompression surgery. That is done when an offending vein is pressing on the Trigeminal Nerve. During surgery, the surgeon places small “pillows” of teflon between the nerve and the offending problem and brings relief. If you have had this condition less than 2-3 years, you have a high success rate
Type up your medical report. Write down the history of the disorder, when the first attack came, what precipitated it. Write down all medications you have been on, all the drugs you are taking, as well as herbs and vitamins. Add the names and contact info on all doctors as well as your closest contact person, such as your spouse. Be specific on surgeries

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