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Table 7 Pain Experience by Surgical History

From: Burden of illness of trigeminal neuralgia among patients managed in a specialist center in England

  Overall MVD Ablative surgery MVD + Ablative surgery
n = 52a n = 30 n = 13 n = 8
How does the current pain feel now compared to before the surgery? n (%)
Somewhat worse 6 (12) 4 (14) 1 (8) 1 (13)
Stayed the same 4 (8) 1 (3) 3 (23) 0
Somewhat better 6 (12) 3 (10) 0 3 (38)
Much better 36 (69) 22 (73) 9 (69) 4 (50)
0% Pain Relief 7 (13) 3 (10) 4 (31) 0
100% Pain Relief 21 (40) 17 (57) 2 (15) 2 (25)
Currently taking any medication, n (%)
Currently taking monotherapy 8 (15) 2 (7) 6 (46) 0
Currently taking polytherapy 17 (33) 8 (27) 3 (23) 6 (75)
  1. a1 missing: patient had peripheral cryotherapy before attending specialist center