What is Trigeminal Neuralgia ?

Trigeminal neuralgia is a pain that involves one or more than one nerve trigeminal nerve division. The trigeminal nerve supplies sensation to the face. It is categorized into four types as per etiology i.e. idiopathic, secondary, atypical, and post-herpetic and two types as per clinical i.e. TN (CTN), mixed TN (MTN). The best treatment for Trigeminal neuralgia in Hyderabad is done through RF i.e. radiofrequency ablation. This method is generally used for adults.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure performed at spine and pain management centers in Hyderabad that affects the trigeminal nerve, altering its ability to transfer pain signals to the brain and therefore reducing the pain. Radiofrequency ablation is a better option for severe pain in high-risk patients that would make an open surgical procedure too dangerous. This procedure is carried out under little or general anesthesia. In this firstly patient is put to sleep and a needle is inserted to check if the doctor has hit the right spot patient are asked about it by making them awake and once rectified again put to sleep for further process. Radiofrequency ablation has some advantages over the other approaches. It can be administered as a pulsed or lesion. Intraoperative sensory and motor testing can be performed. The needle is smaller in caliber and therefore is less traumatic. The procedure is short and a patient may go home within a day. If cured the procedure can be repeated in the future.

Dr. Prakash Gudipudi and Dr. Sudhakar Ledalla are well-experienced interventional pain management doctor who utilizes the RF ablation on patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia.

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