Trigeminal neuralgia: recent approach in classification, diagnosis and management

Arvind Narwat, Anjali Sindhu, Suneel Kumar


Pain and fear of pain continue to be the commonest and strongest motivation for the people to seek facial pain treatment. Pain is a personal experience of the sufferer that cannot be shared and wholly belongs to the sufferer. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a notable facial pain disorder resulting in periodic severe pain that produces one of the most severe kinds of pain known to mankind. Treatment of this debilitating condition may be varied, ranging from medical to surgical interventions. However antiepileptic drugs are commonly used for its treatment. This article brings out the recent approaches in diagnosis and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.


Botulinum toxin, Drug treatment, Microvascular decompression, Pregabalin, Surgical treatment, Trigeminal neuralgia

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