Trigeminal Neuralgia & Facial Pain
Incidence of neuralgic facial pain has considerably increased. Traditional medicinal therapy may not help always, while neurosurgical procedures are too morbid. Author uses alcohol block therapy as well as peripheral neurectomy (nerve sectioning, nerve avulsion). This can relieve pain for longer duration and even permanently in some cases. The greatest advantage of is that it does not require drug therapy which has side effects.