Complementary Medicine in Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is a chronic debilitating condition characterized by recurrent attacks of lancinating pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. Carbamazepine is the initial drug of choice for treating TGN ; however, several other drugs, including antidepressants may provide pain relief in some cases. Neurosurgical treatment may be helpful in treating drug-refractory cases. Apart from pharmacotherapy and surgical interventions, several complementary therapies provide additional benefit.
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