Face Pain Relief
A trigeminal nerve block is a type of medical procedure that can help relieve pain in the face caused by problems with the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a large nerve that controls feeling and movement in the face.
During the procedure, a doctor will use a special needle to inject medicine near the trigeminal nerve. This medicine can help numb the nerve and reduce pain.
The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, which means that you can go home the same day. It may take a few days to feel the full effect of the medicine, but most people experience some relief soon after the injection.
It’s important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of a trigeminal nerve block before deciding if it’s right for you.