Trigeminal Neuralgia – CyberKnife Treatment

If you are looking for treatment for your Trigeminal Neuralgia, there is no better place to look than Palo Verde Cancer Specialists. The radiation oncology experts in all of their convenient Phoenix area locations are highly trained and skilled in the use of a variety of radiation treatment tools, including the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System which is clinically proven effective in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia (TM).

When severe facial pain caused by TM recurs, CyberKnife can alleviate or even eliminate the pain by beaming high doses of radiation precisely to your trigeminal nerve to inactivate the nerve that is causing the pain. The sub-millimeter accuracy of the CyberKnife targets the root of the nerve, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. This tremendously helps reduce any negative side effects.

How CyberKnife Effectively Extinguishes Trigeminal Neuralgia

You have two trigeminal nerves, one on each side of your face. They each split into three branches and send pain sensations from the face, mouth and teeth to the brain. When a blood vessel presses on one of these nerves, the pain can be excruciating. The CyberKnife System is able to beam high doses of radiation to the root of this trigeminal nerve using its combination of robotic arm and imaging system. These two elements work together to pinpoint the exact location of the nerve root at any angle and track even its slightest movement to target the part of the nerve that needs to be inactivated. In usually only one brief outpatient treatment, the radiation has accomplished its task and will continue to slowly destroy the nerve to minimize or even eliminate your pain. CyberKnife is the most precise radiation delivery treatment tool available today. And it’s available in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists.

CyberKnife Benefits for Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • No Surgery. Unlike other treatment methods, using CyberKnife relieves TM pain without any incision at all. That also means no anesthesia, and no hospital. For those who are not able to undergo surgery, or those who prefer not to, this can be an effective solution for TM pain.
  • Limits Side Effects. Because of CyberKnife’s unique ability to pinpoint the exact trigeminal nerve root, surrounding tissue can be spared and the side effects minimized.
  • Minimal Recovery. You’ll receive your CyberKnife treatment usually in only one short treatment session on a comfortable couch in one of our Phoenix area outpatient offices. You’ll be back on your feet and resume most of your regular activities the same day. With surgery, there are always days of recovery.
  • Comfortable Treatment. Instead of the metal frame bolted to a table that your head must be strapped into for some radiation treatments, the CyberKnife system uses only a flexible mesh mask to minimize movement during treatment.
  • Insurance Pays. CyberKnife treatment is approved by Medicare and most insurance companies.
  • Reduces Pain. According to research and clinical studies, CyberKnife can relieve and often eliminate the severe pain of TM in patients of all ages.

Find Out More at Orange County CyberKnife

The severe pain from TM is described as some of the worst pain possible to live with. And it happens in about five of every 100,000 people. Let the experts at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists help. Contact our Phoenix radiation experts now to find out how CyberKnife can effectively treat your TM. Reach out to us at your nearest convenient location or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our CyberKnife treatment specifics for TM and welcome the chance to treat this painful disorder.

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