Updated: Dec 29, 2021
View Webinar - Getting The Brain To Stop The Pain - Neuromodulation (in this context) is the way to control pain by delivering low power electrical signals directly to the nerves or brain through an implanted or external device, without producing any irreversible injury to the nervous system. On this webinar, Dr. Jeffrey Brown, FPA Medical Advisory Board Chairman has a conversation with Konstantin Slavin, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago and FPA Medical Advisory Board Member about neuromodulation and the applications for neuropathic facial pain patients.
TN is a painful affliction in which the patient experiences jolts of facial pain which may be triggered by vibration or mild stimulation of your face such as from brushing your teeth, applying makeup, eating, drinking, talking, or being exposed to the wind. Attacks of pain episodes can last a few seconds to as long as a few minutes. The attacks often worsen over time, with fewer and shorter pain-free periods before they recur. Eventually, the pain-free intervals may disappear and medication to control the pain becomes less effective.
Thank you to the Facial Pain Association for providing these resources.