Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Treatment options include the following. If you have additional questions or requests, don’t hesitate to reach out.


There is a variety of medications available for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Initial treatment is usually in the form of anti-epileptic medications. Carbamazepine (Tegretol®) being the first drug of choice. When medication fails, surgery may be considered.

Surgical Options

Surgical treatments are generally attempted only when medical treatments are not effective or when there are serious side effects. There are 5 surgical options that are commonly used to treat trigeminal neuralgia.

Alternative Medicine

This section contains a wide variety of so-called “alternative” treatments. Some are medical treatments that are generally used for other purposes, but which have anecdotally been used to try to treat facial neuralgia pain. Most of this anecdotal information has been gathered from feedback with facial neuralgia sufferers. They may or may not be effective; the important point is that someone has tried them.

Our mission is to provide support and encouragement to sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia and related facial pain. All material provided on the TNA Australia website is for information purposes only; to supplement a reader’s general knowledge.