New Jersey CyberKnife is currently treating trigeminal neuralgia patients noninvasively using CyberKnife technology.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a painfully debilitating neuropathic disorder. Commonly referred to as TN, the condition is a disorder of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve that controls sensation in the face. TN patients experience episodes of intense, electroshock-like pain on either side of the face, in the forehead or along the jaw. To treat a patient with TN, the CyberKnife focuses radiation beams along a segment of the trigeminal nerve to interrupt pain-causing fibers. Patients lie on a table during treatment while the CyberKnife moves around them delivering targeted beams of radiation from various angles.
To hear how CyberKnife treatment helped a trigeminal neuralgia patient in Columbus, Ohio, view the video below.