Diagnosis - Neurology
Trigeminal neuralgia refers to sudden flashes of intense pain that randomly occur in the face. Trigeminal neuralgia is generally caused by an irritation of a specific nerve in the facial region (trigeminal nerve). When trigeminal neuralgia first arises, it may cause short and relatively mild attacks. However, trigeminal neuralgia can progress until a point where long episodes of excruciating pain frequently arise. These episodes of trigeminal neuralgia may either spontaneously arise or be provoked by even the most mild stimulation of the face. Women above the age of 50 are most likely to be affected by trigeminal neuralgia. Treatment for trigeminal neuralgia can often handle the symptoms with injections, medications or surgery.
Prof. Dr. med. Roland Besser
Neurology , Krefeld-Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Isenmann
Neurology , Wuppertal
PD Dr. med. Olaf Reichelt
Urology , Aue
HELIOS Hospital Aue
The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.
HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf
Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.
HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal
The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.