Radiofrequency Ablation Saves 65-Year-Old Woman from Suicidal Trigeminal Neuralgia


Pune: A 65-year-old woman, who suffered from excruciating facial pain that made it unbearable to brush or rinse her mouth, has found a new lease on life thanks to a ground-breaking treatment known as radiofrequency ablation. Diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, often referred to as the “suicidal disease” due to its intense and relentless pain, she experienced no relief from multiple tooth extractions and medication prescribed by her neurologist. However, after undergoing radiofrequency ablation at Painex, she achieved immediate relief and was able to discontinue medication within just two weeks. Now, more than 1.5 years later, she leads a normal, pain-free life.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare neurological disorder characterized by severe facial pain, typically triggered by simple actions such as brushing or rinsing the mouth. For this particular patient, the pain was so excruciating that her oral hygiene suffered greatly, and she went for days without brushing or rinsing her mouth. The situation became so unbearable that she even contemplated ending her life.

We are deeply gratified to witness the significant improvement in our patient’s quality of life following Radiofrequency Ablation for her debilitating facial pain caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. This advanced treatment approach not only provided her with immediate relief but also facilitated a successful transition off medication within a mere two weeks. The restoration of her oral hygiene and her ability to lead a normal, pain-free life is a remarkable outcome that exemplifies the positive impact of innovative pain management interventions.” Said Dr. Kashinath Bangar, Painex

Seeking a solution, she visited her dentist, who performed multiple tooth extractions in hopes of alleviating the pain. Unfortunately, the procedure provided no relief. Desperate for a solution, she turned to a neurologist who prescribed medication, which offered partial relief. However, the side effects of drowsiness and imbalance caused by the medication posed new challenges.

It was at this point that she discovered Painex, a pain management clinic specializing in innovative treatment options. Under the care of Painex’s experienced team, she underwent radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that targets the affected nerves to provide immediate pain relief. The treatment was a resounding success, and within just two weeks, she was able to discontinue her medication entirely.
Since undergoing radiofrequency ablation, the patient has enjoyed over 1.5 years of a normal, pain-free life. She has been able to resume regular oral hygiene practices without discomfort, significantly improving her overall well-being and quality of life.

Trigeminal Neuralgia affects an estimated 4 to 13 individuals per 100,000 people worldwide, making it a rare but debilitating condition. The availability of radiofrequency ablation as a viable treatment option brings hope to those who have exhausted traditional methods and suffered for years with unrelenting pain.
Painex is at the forefront of innovative pain management solutions, offering a wide range of treatments tailored to individual needs. With a team of experienced specialists and a commitment to patient care, Painex continues to transform the lives of individuals living with chronic pain.


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