Trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia MS is characterized by sudden attacks of pain in the facial region. They can be triggered by a number of factors such as touching and chewing. Sometimes even brushing of the teeth can trigger an attack. The pain is focused in the areas where the trigeminal nerve is located; these include the jaw, teeth, gums, lips and the area around the eyes and forehead. Due to the damage that can be caused in multiple sclerosis patients’ trigeminal neuralgia is a common complaint.


Diagnoses for trigeminal neuralgia MS


The main problem with trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia ms is that it can be easily mistaken for migraines or dental issues. The pain can fluctuate from mild to severe and can feel like aching or burning sensation. This is unlike common neuralgia that presents itself as sharp burst of pain in the skull area that lasts for 5 to 15 seconds at a time.

Timing on trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis  or trigeminal neuralgia ms can vary from sudden burst that fade quickly to repetitive attacks that can last for weeks or even months. In most cases it will appear on one side of the head, although it can be both, but rarely at the same time.


Treatments for trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis


Tegretol can be highly effective for pain control in the case of trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia ms; however, as the levels of pain increases the dosage usually needs to be increased as well. Like with any form of medication, there are some side effects, and the higher the dose, the worse these effects can be.

The common side effects include sleepiness, forgetfulness, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness and nausea. A more serious issue with this drug is that it can cause bone marrow suspension, which can then lead to anemia. There are other drugs that can be used either in conjunction with each other or on their own in order to control the pain that trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia ms causes.

If the medication is unable to control the issue or is causing severe side effects, then surgical treatment is the final option. The surgical option here is gamma knife radio surgery, which can be used to treat various problems in the brain or skull area without having to risk any incision. Cobalt radiation is used and focused on the specific area of the brain or skull in order to treat the condition. For trigeminal neuralgia multiple sclerosis or trigeminal neuralgia MS it is the trigeminal nerve at the point where it leaves the brain. The total time in hospital is usually no more than five hours.