Do you sometimes experience sudden sharp or shooting pain on one side of your face? It could be a nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Core Rosenstein will present a program at Darien Senior Center on Tuesday, June 19, about the non-surgical and surgical treatment options available for patients to manage pain.
Beginning with mild twinges of facial pain, it may lead to longer episodes of pain lasting several hours and days.
Trigeminal neuralgia tends to affect older people in their 60s and 70s, particularly women over the age of 50.
Patients may feel that their lives have spun out of control because of the debilitating facial pain, but trigeminal neuralgia is not life-threatening.
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