What is it?
Facial nerve block is an injection of medication that is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia, shingles, and other facial pain syndromes.
How Long does the Procedure Take?
The procedure of facial nerve block normally takes less than 30 minutes.
What are the Expected Results?
Many patients report temporarily pain relief immediately after the injection, while long-term pain relief normally begins in 2-3 days, once the steroid begins to work. The length in which the pain relief lasts differs from patient to patient. Most patients require just two or three injections, while others require many more injections. Pain elief tends to last longer with each treatment.