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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also called tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition that causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain. The pain seldom lasts more than a few seconds or a minute or two per episode, but can be physically and mentally incapacitating.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

At Yale-New Haven, treatment of trigeminal neuralgia uses a multidisciplinary approach that brings together neurosurgeons, specialists in pain management, psychologists, a social worker and pharmacologists to devise a customized approach to treating TN. Each of these specialists collaborates closely to provide the most appropriate care.

For more about a safe, advanced, noninvasive treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, see Gamma Knife Services

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