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Items Tagged ‘Trigeminal Neuralgia’

June 4th, 2014

Untangling a complex medical challenge

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she’s found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to travel and enjoy a vacation […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trials, Dr. Daniel Lachance, Dr. Kendall Lee, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Stories, Trigeminal Neuralgia


September 29th, 2009

From the mailbag…

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

A patient writes: I am Cynthia Smith and was recently a patient at Mayo. I have written the following story to share… Thanks to Dr. Link, and the entire Mayo staff, I am now pain free from 7 years of excruciating tongue and facial pain. I suffered from glossopharyngeal neuralgia (severe tongue pain) and trigeminal […]

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Tags: 2336, 5294, 5335, Mayo Clinic, Neuralgia, tongue pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia


September 15th, 2009

Finding Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Barbara Sorensen barb sorensen

After seeing numerous medical professionals in her hometown for a stabbing pain in her face, Amy Abts was referred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. At Mayo Clinic, Amy saw a neurologist who diagnosed her with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare condition named for the three-part (trigeminal) nerve. It is this nerve that delivers sensations to […]

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Tags: 2336, 5335, Facial Pain, Microvascular Decompression, neurologist, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia


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