Complex, comprehensive facial pain care

Dr Lambru is one of the only neurologists in the UK to have formal training in management and treatment of facial pain related conditions. He has developed a centre of excellence in both the NHS and private healthcare sector for patients suffering with facial pain and related conditions.

 

Facial pain conditions Dr Lambru treats

Classical Trigeminal neuralgia

Excruciating nerve pain condition that requires specialist neurological and sometimes surgical care. Learn More

Atypical Trigeminal neuralgia

Severe electric shock pain episodes associated with constant background facial pain . Learn More

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

A rarer type of severe facial pain, causing pain down the throat, tongue and jaw. Learn More

SUNCT & SUNA

A rare disorder presenting with electric shock, stabbing pains on one side of the head/face. More info coming

Facial migraine

A rare form of migraine where pain occurs predominantly over one or both sides of the face. More info coming

Post-traumatic trigeminal nerve pain

Symptoms associated with injury to the trigeminal nerve, often caused by dental procedures. More info coming

Atypical facial pain

Pain in the face that does not fulfil the criteria for the most common forms of facial pain. More info coming

Burning mouth syndrome

Pain in the and around the mouth area, often caused by irritation of certain neural structures. More info coming

Facial pain treatments

Medical treatment

Facial pain conditions often require one or more medicines to obtain meaningful pain control. More info coming

Trigeminal nerve blocks

Injections of anaesthetic into areas surrounding the trigeminal nerves aiming to reduce pain. Learn More

Occipital nerve block

One of the most common procedures used to treat episodic and chronic headache disorders. Learn More

Botulinum Toxin Injection (Botox)

Botox injected around the head & face muscles is an effective treatment for nerve pain. Learn More

Anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies

A new class of migraine-specific preventive treatment, injected under the skin once per month. More info coming

Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks

Minimally invasive injection of this nerve provides medium term pain relief in headache & facial pain. Learn More

Occipital nerve stimulation

Invasive surgical procedure to treat resistant forms of chronic headache. Learn More

Spinal cord stimulation

Stimulation of the cervical spine offers pain relief for treatment-resistant headache & facial pain. More info coming

Intravenous lidocaine

Short lasting infusion of lidocaine can be effective for excruciating facial pain & trigeminal neuralgia. More info coming

Intravenous phenytoin

Short lasting infusion of phenytoin can be effective for excruciating facial pain & trigeminal neuralgia. More info coming

Surgery for facial pain

Neuromodulation is sometimes used in the management of difficult-to-treat facial pain disorders. Learn More

Microvascular decompression

This is the surgical treatment of choice for trigeminal neuralgia and other neuralgias. More info coming

Radiofrequency ablation

This is a moderately invasive surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathic pain. More info coming

Glycerol injection

This procedure targets the trigeminal ganglion to provide pain relief in trigeminal neuralgia. More info coming

GammaKnife

This is a form of non-invasive radiosurgery used in trigeminal neuralgia treatment. More info coming

Contact

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact Dr Lambru's secretary, Katie Shaw.

+44 (0) 7871 491 702

drlambruenquiry@headacheneurology.com

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