Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group

For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Next Talk:

February 27, 2019: "Experiencing new onset of facial pain symptoms? Know the facts of the different types of facial pain before making a decision for any surgical procedures", by Steven Chang, MD.  Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University. Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

Past Talks:

May 10, 2017: "Coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 8, 2017: "Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications" by Niushen Zhang, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University

August 25, 2016: "Non-surgical procedures for facial pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

May 11, 2016: "Percutaneous treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

February 17, 2016: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types," by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 14, 2015: "What Causes the Pain in the Trigeminal Nerve, and How the Different Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia Work" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 12, 2015: "Surgical Options for Facial Pain Syndromes" by Casey Halpren, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center

June 10, 2015: "How Previous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia Impact the Success of Second Procedures" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 8, 2015: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology & Neurological Sciences

February 18, 2015: "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using Radiosurgery" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

October 8, 2014: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Medications" by Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

August 13, 2014: "The Seven Types of Facial Pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

June 11, 2014: "Innovative Injection Therapies for TN Face Pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral Management Strategies for Chronic Pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel Treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

Event Details

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

August 23, November 8

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Lower Level, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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