REVIEW ON ETIOPATHOGENIC TRIOS IN UNDERSTANDING TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA WITH REFERENCE TO ANANTAVATA
Trigeminal Neuralgia [TN] is a devastating and demotivating disorder which impairs daily functionality, Quality of Life and creates an overwhelming fear and depression in the patients. Despite numerous available pharmacological and surgical approaches, the results are not completely satisfying. Moreover, a number of patients become drug resistant, needing a surgical procedure to treat the neuralgia which in most cases results in pain recurrence. These facts reflect the lack of precise understanding of the TN pathogenesis. The resemblances of TN with Ananthavata is mainly laid upon the precise clinical features and prognosis. Understanding the etiopathogenesis in Ayurvedic parlance will help in diagnosing and designing an appropriate management plan which is ultimately going to benefit a lot of sufferers from being immersed into an irreversible state of depression. Hence an attempt have been made to review the vitiating factors involved in this exemplary neuropathic pain.
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