Trigeminal neuralgia


Strong, fulgurous pain in the jaw, cheeks, forehead or temples, pulsating, burning and/or electrifying sensation. They are mostly triggered by chewing or speaking.


Due to vascular loops, tumors, etc., the trigeminal nerve can be exposed to painful pressure both in its intracranial course and at the location of exiting the cranium. Such infections as herpes zoster (shingles) may also cause pain.


Surgical concepts
Decompression after Janetta, thermocoagulation, balloon decompression, et al.

Conservative concepts
Acupuncture, Ayurveda, optimized medical therapy, et al.