Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia

WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT TREATED?

woman with nerves intermedium neuralgia

Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia (NIN) is an intensely painful condition that causes a sensation of deep pain in the ear. While this condition is uncommon, if you have a pain that has not responded to treatments and has been misdiagnosed repeatedly, you may want to explore this condition as a potential cause of your symptoms.

 

The cause of Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia is the compression of the Nervus Intermedius – a section of the facial nerve – by surrounding tissues, blood vessels, or other structures obstructing the nerve.

Symptoms

This painful condition is characterized by:

  • Episodic or sporadic pain deep in the inner ear
  • Pain that burns or stings
  • Attacks that last from a few seconds to several minutes
  • Sometimes triggered by loud sounds or vibration
  • Pain may radiate to other areas of the face or head

Treatment

Your surgeon will discuss all the treatment options available and help find the solution right for you. Treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Analgesic treatments or nerve blocks
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery

 

Our neurosurgeons use the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to provide the best possible outcomes for patients suffering from this painful and chronic condition.

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