Siddappa, a 55-year-old man from Belagavi, had been suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia for four years. Despite seeking treatment from multiple doctors, he could not find relief from his debilitating symptoms until he consulted Dr. Ravi. Trigeminal Neuralgia is a neurological disorder characterized by intense facial pain in the areas supplied by the trigeminal nerve. It is one of the most excruciating pains a person can experience.


Siddappa's case was particularly challenging due to the severity of his pain. He experienced left-side facial and mid-face pain, making it difficult to eat, drink or even open his mouth. The pain was so intense that he could not sleep and relied on only liquid food intake. These symptoms affected not only his physical health but also his mental well-being.


Trigeminal Neuralgia is characterized by sudden, severe, electric shock-like or stabbing pain that lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. The pain typically affects one side of the face and can be triggered by everyday activities such as eating, drinking, talking, or brushing teeth. In Siddappa's case, the pain was localized to the left side of his face and was so severe that he could not perform these everyday activities.


After an initial oral treatment that failed to relieve, Dr. Ravi recommended a procedure called Radiofrequency Ablation. This minimally invasive procedure uses heat to destroy a small portion of the nerve responsible for the pain. The process involves the insertion of a small electrode through the skin into the affected area, which is then heated using radiofrequency energy. The heat causes the nerve to stop transmitting pain signals, reducing pain.


The Radiofrequency Ablation procedure was successful in reducing Siddappa's pain. After the process, he could open his mouth and eat solid food without experiencing any pain. He was also able to sleep peacefully without any disturbance. The procedure results were long-lasting, and Siddappa reported significantly improving his quality of life. He was extremely grateful to Dr. Ravi for finally providing him with relief from his debilitating symptoms.


In conclusion, Siddappa's case highlights the challenges faced by patients suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia and the importance of seeking the proper medical treatment. Radiofrequency Ablation is an effective treatment option for patients suffering from severe Trigeminal Neuralgia, providing long-lasting relief from pain and improving their quality of life.