Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of severe, intermittent facial pain which has often been described as one of the most painful syndromes known to mankind. The pain is usually brief, sharp and stabbing, and can often be triggered by touch, chewing or even a light breeze. Patients may have long pain-free periods followed by severe bouts of recurrent pain which are unpredictable.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.