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Striking Back : The Trigeminal Neuralgia and Face Pain Handbook
Published by TNA in 2004 and authored by George Weigel and Kenneth F. Casey, M.D., this handbook is written in layman's terms, describes all aspects of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and facial pain, and provides vital information and resources for patients, family, friends and healthcare professionals. A must-have guide for every facial pain patient!
Published October 1st 2004 by Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
(first published January 1st 2000)
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I don't think I could have made it without this book. It's truly the Bible of TN. I don't know of any other resource where you can get so much comprehensive information about TN. I've taken it with me to doctor's appointments and referred family members to it when they just didn't understand what I was going through. It's informative, well written, comprehensive (as I noted) and includes information not only on standard medical treatments, but alternative treatments as well. I strongly recommend ...more
I knew just about everything in here, having had TN since 2006 and being in several support groups. This is a Must Read for anyone with TN, the families of TN patients, and medical professionals. We need more accurate diagnosis and sooner in the treatment cycle! Better yet, we need a CURE!
To this day, despite how old this book is, it is still the best book on Trigeminal Neuralgia. The only thing possibly out of date is the latest medications have not been added. However, Lyrica is not always the best choice. And they are now finding that Lyrica causes depression is people who have no prior history. This is the use of Lyrica for various conditions, not just this one. How do I know? Personal experience (I had to be taken off it) which later was confirmed by a study that subsequentl ...more