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What is the goal of surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia?

The goal of the treatment, obviously, is complete relief of pain, preservation of normal sensation in the face, and the ability to come off all medications. That successful outcome is what’s reached in about two-thirds of patients over the long term with microvascular decompression (MVD).

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How do I care for someone with neuralgia?
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There isn't always much you can do to care for someone with neuralgia. Your main responsibility will...
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How does neuralgia affect the body?
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The cause of neuralgia can't always be determined but it is often the result of a malfunctioning ner...
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What is the most common type of neuralgia?
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Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common type of neuralgia in the United States. Approximately 1 in...
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Can neuralgia clear up without any treatment?
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