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WGN Chicago News Anchor’s Wife Suffers From Trigeminal Neuralgia

It’s no secret that the physicians at Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine Care have a special interest in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and other facial pain disorders resulting from nerve problems. In fact, Dr. Mark McLaughlin trained with Dr. Peter Jannetta who developed the gold standard Jannetta Procedure for the microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve.

Although comparatively rare, (only about 120,000 people in the US suffer from TN) Trigeminal Neuralgia can be extremely disabling and extremely difficult to treat. There is ongoing research into the causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia, but for the moment we use a variety of strategies to treat the condition, including:

  • Medication
  • Injections
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Gamma Knife Surgery

We’re posting this link to the story of the wife of WGN Chicago Morning News Anchor Pat Tomasulo. We wish Amy and Pat success in future treatment of the disorder.

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