CyberKnife for Trigeminal Neuralgia

A patient with trigeminal neuralgia who has difficulty tolerating medications or who has pain despite medications is an excellent candidate for CyberKnife® Radiosurgery.  There are no incisions made, nor are anesthetics necessary.  Therefore, a patient of almost any age or medical condition can undergo this treatment, so long as they are able to hold still in a comfortable position on a treatment table.

There are no risks of infection, cerebrospinal fluid leak or wound healing from CyberKnife® Radiosurgery.  However, some patients may develop additional numbness in the face or may experience abnormal facial sensations.  This occurs in less than 10% of patients.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a sometimes vexing, extremely painful disorder for which CyberKnife® Radiosurgery is a very exciting treatment option.  Pain is usually relieved, as well as with other treatment options, but with a lower risk of side effects.

Case Studies:

Trigeminal Neuralgia (V1 & V2)
Newport Diagnostic Center
Trigeminal Neuralgia (V1 & V2 & V3)
Newport Diagnostic Center

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