Facial Pain Study (Botox)
Facial Pain causing you discomfort?
If you are at least 18 years of age old and suffer from facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia), you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.
This study consists of 6-10 visits to our study site, over a 12 to 20 week period with three follow-up phone calls. There is no cost to qualified participants for participation in this study. To participate in this study interested individuals must be between 18 to 70 years of age, have stable facial pain for greater than a three-month period, have at least one painful episode per day and be on a stable medication for their facial pain.
TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia) is a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve that causes paroxysmal episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed - lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw. The condition, affects approximately five in 100,000 Americans. Forms of the disorder most often affect one side of the face, but some patients experience pain at different times on both sides. Disorders such as multiple sclerosis (an inflammatory disease affecting the brain and spinal cord), certain forms of arthritis, and diabetes (high blood sugar) can also cause trigeminal neuralgia, but most commonly, a cause is not identified.