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tratamento na nevralgia do trigemeo

Botox in the treatment of
trigeminal neuralgia

Abotulinum toxincan be used in the preventive treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, with great effectiveness. 

There are several  brands of botulinum toxin, demonstrating equivalent effectiveness,  such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and .

The use of the botulinum toxin,however, it should not be seen as a cure, or a definitive option.

Botox is aalternativeto clinical treatment, being an option to the use of medication. It can be started right at the beginning of the pain, together or separately in the preventive treatment, and it can be very important in some occasions, as in the contraindication to the surgical treatment, or simply when the patient does not want to operate or take medication.

In addition to the convenience of avoiding taking medications continuously and often avoiding surgery, botulinum toxin in general has few side effects and the application is done every 3 or only 4 months.

Botulinum toxin (botox) can be used with great effectiveness in the preventive treatment of
Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Tratamento alternativo da neuralgia do trigêmeo

Adverse effects of botox application in Trigeminal Neuralgia

Despite few expected side effects, small "purple" may occur at the application site. Depending on the application site (which varies with the areas where there is pain); there may be less movement of the local muscle, which in some cases may lead to a slight asymmetry of the face (the smile becomes a little lateralized, or there is rhyme deviation) and some ptosis (the eye becomes more closed). These conditions are much rarer, but if this occurs, this change only lasts for the effect of Botox, on average 3 months, with a return to normal after this time. The effect will never be definitive!

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