Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Balloon Compression
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic condition that causes a person to experience sharp jolts of pain in the face. The pain typically occurs in episodes that vary in severity and length. Thankfully, there are options for treating trigeminal neuralgia that can very effective.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Nader Pouratian offers balloon compression as a way to treat trigeminal neuralgia. This surgical procedure involves inserting a small balloon near the trigeminal nerve. The balloon is inflated which places pressure on the nerve and causes controlled damage in order to prevent the nerve from transmitting pain signals to the brain.
If you are suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and would like to know if you are a good candidate for balloon compression, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pouratian. He can let you know if ballon compression can provide you with the relief you are looking for.