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can trigeminal nerve mend on their own

By Anonymous December 9, 2014 - 2:51pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

What is wrong with your nerve? You didn't mention anything about this in your post so I can only assume you mean Trigeminal Neuralgia? If not, please let me know.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve (fifth cranial nerve) that causes severe, shooting pain along one side of the face. It senses touch, pain, pressure, and temperature. It also helps make saliva and tears.

There are natural alternatives to treating TN - in fact, we have a detailed article on that very subject here: 


Let me know if this helps! 

If you end up needing something more, modern treatment usually begins with medication. If medication fails, other options are available.


Medications may include:


Surgical options include:

  • Surgery to remove an artery or tumor that is pressing on the nerve
  • Surgery to cut the trigeminal nerve


Surgery can be highly effective in some cases. The most common procedure is microvascular decompression.

Other Treatments

Other options to deaden the trigeminal nerve include:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (also known as Gamma Knife, CyberKnife, LINAC, and other names)
  • Injections of alcohol or glycerin to deaden the nerve
  • High-frequency radio waves to deaden the nerve


These procedures may be somewhat less effective than microvascular surgical decompression. But, they are widely used, especially in older patients.

Anon, I hope this information helps you! 



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