What are the treatment options for glossopharyngeal neuralgia?

Treatment for glossopharyngeal neuralgia usually begins with medication. Doctors often prescribe anticonvulsants to help stabilize damaged nerves, as well as antidepressants, which can be effective at relieving pain. If neither of these medications work, a local anesthetic can be used to provide you with some temporary relief, and if all else fails, surgery may be an option. Unfortunately, these surgical options can sometimes result in the loss of sensation in your mouth, tongue, or throat.

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