Cranial Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Disorder is a term used to describe an impairment of one of the twelve cranial nerves that can contribute to various disabling conditions. It is possible to have a disorder affect more than one cranial nerve at a time. Conditions and symptoms vary depending on which nerve is affected. Common types of nerve orders treated are:
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Facial Nerve Disorder
Symptoms of cranial nerve disorders can be very painful, such as sudden and extreme pain in the facial area which is associated with Trigeminal Neuralgia, unexplained eye motions or types of paralysis such as Bell's Palsy.
Diagnosis of cranial nerve disorders require intensive investigation to determine what nerves are affected and the best treatment path. Tests are required to measure the nerve response of the patient. Diagnosis of cranial nerve disorders should be done by an expert in the field and our multispecialty team at SCCNS have years of experience with cranial nerve disorders.
The treatment of cranial nerve disorders can vary depending on which nerve is affected. Treatment of cranial and facial nerve disorders has greatly evolved over the last thirty years and our team of experts have been part of the pioneering force behind the technologically advanced minimally invasive treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Depending on which nerve is affected, patients may be a candidate for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery which our surgeons are proud to offer at the Southern California Regional Gamma Center at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, CA.