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Surgery for supraorbital neuralgia
My husband has been diagnosed with supraorbital neuralgia.  Injections are helping, but the doctor is talking about surgery.  Does anyone have any experience?
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5553101 tn?1369768092
Low dose anti-convulsants such as Gabapentin or Pregabalin are also useful, i really am sorry i dont know what else i can say but if it helps i probley wldnt do surgery but thats my opinion
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any particular reason?
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Hi,
I also have supra orbital neuralgia along with neuralgia in another set of facial nerves. Ive had some relief from injections like ur hubby but it has not lasted very long. I recently had bilateral Radio frequency ablation but it did not seem to help like the bilateral RFA to the sphenopallatine ganglion which did work very well for part of my pain.

My doctor also mentioned that there is a surgery that can be done to the nerve. I will be seeing him later today and will see what I can find out about this as I might also be going down this route. I will let you know!
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I saw my headache guy earlier today. There is a surgery where this nerve is taken out of its channel. but it cannot be predicted ahead of time who will be helped or not. It can make w things worse...or better. He said that he is attending a conference in June where the guy that developed this procedure will speak. In the meantime, for me, Botox and a new med is what we decided on for now in my case. FYI
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Do you still have this issue? Have you sought permanent relief from your supraorbital neuralgia? Desperate to be rid of my pain. It is burning in brows, stabbing, jabbing in corners of eyes on nose bridge, jabbing & burning under brows and sharp burning pins and needles between brows and along nose bridge sides and bridge. It is miserable. Nerve blocks to break down presumed scar tissue have made worse. With burning tho, I am not so sure it is scar tissue. Scar tissue wudnt cause pain. Can anyone help me or offer me advice or a surgeon who made your life a miracle and took away your pain? Thank you.
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thanks for your comments.  We were sooo excited when the first nerve block worked, but it only last 9 days.  Each injection since has not lasted as long as the one before.  Yesterday he had a significant attack, but then it went away.  Let me know if you learn anything else about surgical options.  
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Has Botox been tried? I've heard a lot of positives about it. In fact my doc is working on getting approval for it from the ins company. Once approved I will have it done every three months. In the meantime when I learn more about this surgery I will def get in touch.

One of the issues with this nerve is that it stems from cranial nerve five and too much stuff can cause eye probs, droop etc.
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Whoever has a success story and name of their surgeon, please email me at ***@**** for supraorbital neuralgia, then I will discuss with you details of my case. I had surgery to brow area in 2015, and in 2016, wasted a lot of time seeing neurologists, and specialist for nerve blocks and specialists who cudnt tell me what I had except to say probably scar tissue compressing nerves. It is believed all these injections made more damage to an already sensitive area. I live in Canada and will have to receive treatment outside of Canada it appears. Don't believe lies of how great Canada's medical is. It is free. Certain prescriptions and meetings, hospital visits. That's pretty much it. U can get your broken leg fix or even heart surgery but apparently in Canada,  I can't be helped and I've looked everywhere. Grrrrr. Any way someone please email me with success story. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
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For above post, email is kkimber333 @hotmail. com.
Had to adjust it so it can be viewed here but basically take away space between 333&@ and from . Com.  Thx again.
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