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Items Tagged ‘Trigeminal Neuralgia’

November 28, 2018

Facial Pain Is More Than Meets the Eye

By 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

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 29, 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 15, 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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