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March 2, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After More Than Two Decades, Ellen Bids Devastating Facial Pain Goodbye

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For years, the neurologic disorder trigeminal neuralgia dominated Ellen Whitebird’s world. It caused searing pain that destroyed her ability to enjoy life. Then in 2019, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon proposed a procedure that he believed could make a significant difference. It did. Today, Ellen’s pain is gone.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Trigeminal Neuralgia


November 28, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Facial Pain Is More Than Meets the Eye

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Nancy Hannafin suffered from terrible pain on one side of her face for several years. Finally, a visit to her optometrist led to a breakthrough. Nerve pain was causing the problem, and brain surgery at Mayo Clinic fixed it.

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Tags: Dr. David Nye, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Jaclyn Morin, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Trigeminal Neuralgia


June 4, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Untangling a complex medical challenge

By Hoyt Finnamore 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 29, 2009 · Leave a Comment

From the mailbag…

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@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 15, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Finding Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Barbara Sorensen 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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