Vernon’s Story

 


Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated by CyberKnife.

 

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Priscilla’s Story

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks. […]

 

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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder […]

 

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New Research Supports CyberKnife for Neurological Disease Treatment

 

Two studies recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) reinforced the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for neurological diseases, using the CyberKnife® system. Dr. Alfredo Conti from the University Hospital of Messina in Italy used CyberKnife in one study to treat perioptic meningioma, a type of benign tumor […]

 

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High Rate of Misdiagnoses for Lesser Known “Suicide Disease” Spotlights Need for Second Opinion

 

Trigeminal neuralgia, often referred to as the “suicide disease,” is an excruciating facial nerve disorder many have never heard of. But for the 12 out of every 100,000 people per year affected by it, the condition can make living a normal life agonizing and unbearable. October 7 is recognized as Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, a […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day: How CyberKnife Can Help

 

October 7 is National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness for a rare nerve disorder that many have never heard of. Often referred to as the “suicide disease” due to the unbearable pain patients experience, trigeminal neuralgia (TN) can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest […]

 

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Dr. Anthony Dragun Discusses Trigeminal Neuralgia on WAVE 3 Listens

 

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Testimonial

 

 

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Words from Our Patients: Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient

 

We count our patients among the best sources for information on the CyberKnife® experience. Hear from our patient, Jill D. on her experience with trigeminal neuralgia treatment. “Before undergoing CyberKnife, I had been treated for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia with Gamma Knife and surgery. CyberKnife was certainly the easiest. During Gamma Knife, you are required to […]

 

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