Neuroscience Institute

Cranial Nerve Disorders and Facial Pain

Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Cranial Nerve Disorders specializes in the treatment of cranial nerve disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, hemifacial spasm, facial nerve disorder and intractable vertigo. Our physicians are at the forefront of groundbreaking research, innovations and new treatments for these often disabling disorders.
 
Conditions Treated 
Trigeminal neuralgia – Trigeminal neuralgia is one of a number of nerve disorders that cause facial pain, and causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face.
 
Hemifacial spasm – Hemifacial spasm is a disorder that causes frequent involuntary spasms of the muscles on one side of the face.
 
Meniere's disease – Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in your ears, hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain.
 
Vertigo - Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement.
 
Tinnitus – Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears. It also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched.
 
Torticollis and spasmodic torticollis - Torticollis is a condition where the neck is twisted and the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other. It can be inherited or acquired.

 

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