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1. What are the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia?
Common symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is mainly facial pain, which can have burning, electric or shooting sensations lasting for a few seconds to even several minutes. This pain is triggered by touching the face, chewing, brushing or even speaking. In some cases, the intensity of pain is severe and, even, unbearable.
2. Whom should I consult if I have trigeminal neuralgia?
A neurologist is the best person to be consulted for the correct/proper diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. After a thorough review of patient’s history and neurological examination, the neurologist will prescribe the correct medication as per the severity of the symptoms.
3. What are the treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia?
Medications are the primary treatment options; however, some cases also involve surgery. Anti-convulsant medications, such as carbamazepine, are an effective line of treatment. In addition to it, anti-spasmodic agents are administered along with anti-convulsants for a more effective treatment.
4. Is homeopathy useful in trigeminal neuralgia?
Yes, homeopathy is very useful in the management of trigeminal neuralgia. It has shown very effective results ruling out the possibility of side effects.
5. How long do I need to take the treatment?
Treatment varies from person to person as the intensity and severity of symptoms (pain) are different in each case.