Trigeminal neuralgia is a neuropathic disorder characterized by intense pain in the face, originating from the trigeminal nerve. Mild stimulation of the face, like brushing teeth or putting on makeup, can trigger excruciating pain for those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia. The disorder affects more women than men and is more likely to occur in people over 50 years old.
In the beginning, trigeminal neuralgia may include short, mild attacks, but then progress into longer and more frequent bouts of pain. Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms include twinges of mild pain, shooting pain in the jaw, spontaneous attacks of pain when touched, pain that lasts longer than a few seconds and pain affecting one side of the face. Trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by a nerve disruption, old age, multiple sclerosis or any similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath.
Luckily with new medical advances, trigeminal neuralgia can be managed with a number of treatment options. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used as a treatment because it can improve blood partial pressure of oxygen, reduce edema, relieve neural oppression and attenuate inflammatory response.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.