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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Vernon’s Story (60 sec)

 


Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated by CyberKnife.

 

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What is Trigeminal Neuralgia and How is it Treated?

 

 

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Diane Heaton, M.D. Discusses Trigeminal Neuralgia on Good Day Tulsa

 

Watch Oklahoma CyberKnife Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, Diane Heaton, M.D., discuss the debilitating nerve disorder Trigeminal Neuralgia on Good Day Tulsa. Trigeminal Neuralgia is extremely painful, but patients suffering from the disorder have experienced major relief from CyberKnife treatment.

 

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Priscilla’s Story

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks. […]

 

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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: A CyberKnife Patient Testimonial

 

After five years of suffering from the debilitating symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, former patient Robert P. decided to undergo noninvasive CyberKnife® treatment. Watch the video below to view a testimonial from Robert about his treatment experience and learn more about CyberKnife. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your […]

 

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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an excruciating nerve disorder that occurs when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is categorized as typical or atypical, and symptoms typically differ depending on the type: Typical: Typical TN […]

 

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High Rate of Misdiagnoses for Lesser Known “Suicide Disease” Spotlights Need for Second Opinion

 

Trigeminal neuralgia, often referred to as the “suicide disease,” is an excruciating facial nerve disorder many have never heard of. But for the 12 out of every 100,000 people per year affected by it, the condition can make living a normal life agonizing and unbearable. October 7 is recognized as Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, a […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day: Symptoms and Treatments

 

Sometimes described as the most excruciating pain a person can experience, trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating facial nerve disorder. October 7 is recognized as International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, a time to highlight this debilitating condition and encourage those who experience symptoms to seek an expert opinion, as many cases of TN are frequently misdiagnosed. […]

 

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