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Tratamiento Integrado Del Dolor


Your Doctor will…

diagnosticar la neuralgia del trigémino principalmente en base a su descripción del dolor, incluyendo:

  • Type. Pain related to trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, shock-like and brief.

  • Location. The parts of your face that are affected by pain will tell your doctor if the trigeminal nerve is involved.

  • Triggers. Trigeminal neuralgia-related pain usually is brought on by light stimulation of your cheeks, such as from eating, talking or even encountering a cool breeze.

Neuralgia del trigémino

Su médico puede llevar a cabo muchas pruebas para diagnosticar la neuralgia del trigémino y determinar las causas subyacentes de su afección, incluyendo:

  • A neurological examination. Touching and examining parts of your face can help your doctor determine exactly where the pain is occurring and — if you appear to have trigeminal neuralgia — which branches of the trigeminal nerve may be affected. Reflex tests also can help your doctor determine if your symptoms are caused by a compressed nerve or another condition.

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Your doctor may order an MRI scan of your head to determine if multiple sclerosis or a tumor is causing trigeminal neuralgia. In some cases, your doctor may inject a dye into a blood vessel to view the arteries and veins and highlight blood flow (magnetic resonance angiogram).

Su dolor facial puede estar causado por muchas afecciones diferentes, por lo que es importante un diagnóstico preciso. Su médico puede solicitarle pruebas adicionales para descartar otras afecciones.