Trigeminal Neuralgia is a type of nerve pain that affects the skin of the face. A common symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is sharp electric-like spasms that last a few seconds, minutes or may even become constant. Pain is generally felt on one side of the face. Usually the spasms occur around the eye, cheek and lower part of the face.
The pain stems from the trigeminal nerve and sends pain signals via it’s extended branches to the face. Generally, when the root of the trigeminal nerve is compressed, it misfires, resulting in these painful attacks.
Trigeminal nerve blocks are one of the treatments offered at The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center to control the pain caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. Nerve blocks are most effective when repeated several times over weeks or months. This way, the pain can be controlled for much longer.
To find out if Trigeminal Nerve Blocks are a good treatment option for you, or to discuss your pain solution, call The Franklin Pain and Wellness at (508) 507-8818 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.