How to Alleviate Pain Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia

Ask about glycerol injection. Glycerol injection is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia that particularly affects the third and lowest branch of the trigeminal nerve.[18]

  • During this outpatient procedure, a thin needle is inserted through the cheek into the base of the skull and near the 3rd division of the trigeminal nerve.
  • Once the glycerol is injected, it damages the trigeminal nerve, resulting in pain relief.
  • This procedure usually results in about 1 to 2 years of pain relief.

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