Neuropathic facial pain is a type of pain facial of difficult diagnosis in a large number of patients.
Generally there is a trigger reason: Tooth extraction, operated trigeminal neuralgia, facial traumatism, cerebral infarction, etc. All may cause nerve damage.
This type of pain responds very poorly to medication which usually brings on many side effects.
A surgical treatment is available:
MOTOR CORTEX STIMULATION. Depending on the cause of the neuropathic facial pain there are more or less possibilities of success. In general the probability of pain reduction is 65% of patients who pass the test phase.
To determine whether a patient is a good candidate for cortex stimulation requires a test phase and if the pain is reduced by more than 50%, final surgery is performed.
The surgery is cranial and the complication rate is low.