Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dr. Scott Simon defeats the "suicide disease"


>>Trigeminal Neuralgia typically strikes in mid- to late-life. Attacks can be brought on by something as simple and routine as brushing the teeth, putting on makeup or even a slight breeze. Often, the disorder can be managed effectively with a variety of anti-seizure medications that help stabilize the nerve. Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture can be important adjuncts to medication. “Every case is different but in general, treatment begins conservatively with medication,” said Dr. Simon. “However, if medication fails, surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery may be an option and can lead to a complete cure. The Cyberknife System at Stamford Hospital is one of the most advanced radiosurgery delivery systems available, and is specifically designed to perform this function.”

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