Diagnosis - Neurology

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia refers to sudden flashes of intense pain that randomly occur in the face.  Trigeminal neuralgia is generally caused by an irritation of a specific nerve in the facial region (trigeminal nerve).  When trigeminal neuralgia first arises, it may cause short and relatively mild attacks.  However, trigeminal neuralgia can progress until a point where long episodes of excruciating pain frequently arise.  These episodes of trigeminal neuralgia may either spontaneously arise or be provoked by even the most mild stimulation of the face.  Women above the age of 50 are most likely to be affected by trigeminal neuralgia.  Treatment for trigeminal neuralgia can often handle the symptoms with injections, medications or surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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