Treatment efficiency of peripheral glycerol injection administration for relief of neuralgic pain in a known cases of trigeminal neuralgia
Dr. Mariya Mujib, Dr. Raheel Nabi
Objective: Evaluating the efficacy of glycerol injection in controlling neuralgic pain distributed in peripheral branches of trigeminal nerve and assessing the reversibility of the lost sensory function of the nerve. Study Design: Descriptive case series. Place and duration of study: The study was conducted at General Hospital Orthodontic Department from April 2018 to January 2019. Material and Methods: Fifty patients were randomly recruited as known cases of trigeminal neuralgia of either sex and were administered glycerol injection in the peripheral branches of trigeminal nerve. Patients were followed up for next 1 year at monthly intervals and intensity of their pain was assessed.. Data was recorded in specially made pro forma and analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Analysis included frequencies, mean ±standard deviation (SD) and Paired t test. P-value <0.05 was considered significant. Results: Results have established positive impact of administering glycerol injection in achieving better analgesic control as compared to conventional methods. The ease in performing this procedure, early return of lost sensations and faster onset of pain relief with minimal complications makes it a worthwhile choice.