Pain is a problem that all people experience. For some, it is a passing problem that is easily dismissed. For others, however, it is a problem that can lead to significant issues. When the pain becomes severe or chronic, it needs to be treated by a professional. Many people in Bedford, Hearst, and the Dallas area use Dr. Dickerman to treat these problems. He is a board-certified spine and neurological doctor that can help you to overcome a variety of issues. Contact him today to get started on the road to recovery.
Pain may come in many different forms and levels of severity. For some, however, the problem is so severe that it impacts their quality of life in an amazing way. One of those types of pain is trigeminal neuralgia. It involves the trigeminal nerve and can produce severe, burning and shocking sensations in the area of the face. Fortunately, this is a fairly rare problem but when it does occur, it can be chronic and the symptoms can be triggered by anything from brushing the teeth to chewing and even talking.
One of the options that may be considered to treat this condition is Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia. This is a surgical procedure that can help to relieve some of the problems a person who is suffering from this problem is experiencing. It isn’t a cure for the problem but it can help to reduce the amount and severity of the pain a person has. The surgery itself is done because of the compression of the cranial nerve, which may be leading to the symptoms you are experiencing. Some people may get a lot of relief from this procedure, others may not feel as much relief.
One of the issues with Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia is the fact that it might not be a permanent solution. Many people take pain medication and try other methods of reducing the pain they are experiencing. This may provide some relief at first but the problem with using medication is that it might be a temporary benefit. Eventually, the effects of the pain medication may wear off and this could lead to a rebound effect. For others, pain medication is difficult to take because of the possible side effects. Those issues could be severe and are sometimes worse than the pain.
Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia is not a cure but in some cases, it may provide the relief you desire. It is important to talk to Dr. Dickerman about the issues you are facing. Although Microvascular Decompression may be one option that is considered, it is not going to be the first option. In most cases, a non-surgical procedure is going to be the best choice and those choices will be discussed in detail. Regardless of whether Dr. Dickerman talks about self-care or any other type of procedure, they are the best options for helping to relieve you of the pain you are experiencing.