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Trigeminal Ganglion Block/Neurolysis

A gasserian ganglion block is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, a form of neuropathic face pain and as well as patients who suffer from pain caused by cancer of face region. The gasserian ganglion is a collection of nerve cell bodies that help provide sensation to the head and face and provide movement to the muscle of mastication (chewing muscles).

The gasserian ganglion lies inside the skull on each side of the head. From the ganglion, the trigeminal nerve separates into three branches.

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Note:-This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified pain specialist (Interventional Pain Physician) to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.