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Neuralgia Glossopharyngeal Treatment

Treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia usually includes medications to control the frequency of painful episodes and pain relievers. Surgery can be performed in some cases to control severe glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia may include:

Neuralgia Glossopharyngeal Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Neuralgia Glossopharyngeal Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat glossopharyngeal neuralgia:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neuralgia Glossopharyngeal References
  1. Kobata H, Kondo A, Iwasaki K, Nishioka T. Combined hyperactive dysfunction syndrome of the cranial nerves: trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia: 11-year experience and review. Neurosurgery. 1998 Dec;43(6):1351-61; discussion 1361-2. [9848849]
  2. Rozen TD. Trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Neurol Clin. 2004 Feb;22(1):185-206. [15062534]
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