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Complementary Medicine in Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Rajeeb Kumar Mishra
  • Girija Prasad Rath
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Abstract

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 [1]; 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajeeb Kumar Mishra
    • 1
  • Girija Prasad Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care Neurosciences CentreAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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