Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation

The trigeminal nerves supply the face, and electrical stimulation of the nerve branch has been used to treat craniofacial pain, such as trigeminal neuropathic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal deafferentation pain, supraorbital neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, and other facial pain syndromes. Investigators have also studied the potential of trigeminal nerve stimulation to reduce symptoms of treatment-resistant epilepsy, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.


Reviewed March 4, 2012
Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD
Member, International Neuromodulation Society
Professor, University of California School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, San Francisco CA, USA

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