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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Vernon’s Story

 


Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated at San Francisco CyberKnife.

 

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Priscilla’s Story

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks. […]

 

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Dong Yuping’s Story

 


 
Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Dong Yuping talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Ms. Yuping chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Testimonial

 

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN).  Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder […]

 

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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region.  Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms & Treatment Options

 

 

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